at Universiti Sains Malaysia, was established in 1994 on the directive of the Malaysia Cabinet to serve as a referral centre for drug and poison information.
In 1996, The National Poison Centre was honoured in The Malaysia Book of Records as Malaysia's Premiere Poison Centre.
Poisoning occurs when a poison is accidentally or intentionally ingested, inhaled, injected or come into contact with the skin or eyes.
Oxygen absorbers are used to aid food storage e.g. nuts and vitamins. Ingestion of oxygen absorbers may cause poisoning as the contain iron. Oxygen absorber is different from silica gel.