Petrol and diesel injuries commonly result in multi-day hospital stays
Petrol and diesel were the most common hazardous substances, causing the majority of hospitalisation relating to flammable materials (67 incidents), smoke and flames (21 incidents), and organic solvents/hydrocarbons (23 incidents), in 2020–2021. The majority of these resulted in multi-day stays in hospital.
Household cleaning products and bleach were the most common substances implicated within X49, other and unspecified chemicals and noxious substances, in 2020–2021.
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