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Table 2 Top 10 toxic agents or classes most frequently causing exposure reported by the emergency departments during the last year (n = 18)

From: Availability of treatment resources for the management of acute toxic exposures and poisonings in emergency departments among various types of hospitals in Palestine: a cross-sectional study

Toxic agent Mean score Standard deviation
Paracetamol 7.6 2.1
Bee sting 6.9 2.7
Organophosphate 6.7 2.7
Scorpion bite 6.6 2.6
Kerosen 6.1 2.4
Snake bite 5.8 2.4
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs 5.4 2.6
Chlorine 5.1 2.3
Central Nervous System medications 5.1 2.3
Cardiovascular medications 2.5 1.6