Browsing: Toxins

Social media has given rise to viral dares ranging from silly to outright dangerous. Be ready for these "challenges" to arrive in your ED.
Every few months a new challenge becomes a viral sensation on social media. One of these challenges - eating a laundry detergent pod - has led to an incredible uptick in potential poisonings (35 times
Chemical Warfare Agents Today, chemical warfare agents (CWAs) may pose a greater hazard to civilians than soldiers. The threat of chemical warfare is hardly novel. Traditionally used by armies to bre
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Small, but Deadly: Part 2 Remember that 22-month-old girl from the last issue? Well, armed with the information from the last article, you now  feel ready to treat any of her potential medication ing
Dangerous Elements: The Story of Lead and its Toxic Effects A brief history In the roaring twenties, New York City was known to have the United States' premier forensic toxicology lab. Appointed in 1
Scorpion's Sting Christine Huang, MD, EM Pediatric Resident, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ Background There are over 1,500 species of scorpions worldwide, of which only about 50 are dangerous eno