Some people inhale toxic chemical accidentally. Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare is gathering reports of inhalation accidents from some contracted hospitals and Japan Poison Information Center. In 2012, the ministry gathered 1101 cases. The below is the breakdown of it.
Table : Causes of Inhalation Accidents in Japan, 2012
|Home cleaning agent||175|
|Insecticide (for gardening)||35|
In terms of age, 39.9% of inhalers were under nine years old kids.
48.1% of chemical agents were spray type. 28.6% of chemical agents were liquid type.
Source is Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.