High gold price increases mercury use in mining -UN

OSLO (Reuters) - High gold prices are driving up the use of toxic mercury in small-scale mining in developing nations, spreading a poison that can cause brain damage in children thousands of miles away, a U.N. study showed on Thursday.
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Introduction Suicide by self-poisoning is a common cause of death, especially in the younger population. More specifically, hair-dye poisoning is being increasingly used for suicide. Paraphenylenediamine (PPD), also known as "Kala pathar", is a highly toxi...
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Source: Journal of Addictive Diseases - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
I ’d come to think of myself as a sad wizard, burdened with rituals to prevent catastrophes. Then the pandemic made those threats realFor many of us, coronavirus has inspired a bit of a germ obsession. We wash our hands until they ’re chapped. We see other people as potential vectors. We wipe down our groceries with Lysol, apparently having decided that, if it comes to it, we’d rather die of disinfectant poisoning than a virus.In our efforts not to contract Covid-19, many of us are getting a taste of a different kind of illness: obsessive-compulsive disorder. And for some who have spent years learning to ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Mental health Psychology Coronavirus outbreak Source Type: news
OBJECTIVE: We sought to examine ADHD modified release (MR) and immediate release (IR) stimulant ingestion exposures reported to the National Poison Data System (NPDS) to characterize the nature of the exposures and the outcomes associated with them....
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AbstractCantharidin is of high medicinal value but has strong toxicity. Nowadays, multiple research has focused on the mechanism of its antitumor activity while research on toxicological profiles associated with cantharidin poisoning is still limited. Its hepatotoxicity has attracted attention recently for the crucial role of the liver in detoxification. Here, we aim to find a potential mechanism for cantharidin ‐induced acute hepatotoxicity with a view to assisting subsequent research or clinical use or detoxification. Twenty‐one male Sprague‐Dawley rats were randomly divided into control, low‐dose (1.34 mg/kg) an...
Source: Journal of Applied Toxicology - Category: Toxicology Authors: Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
OBJECTIVE: To study changes in the parameters of endogenous intoxication using the level of substances of low and medium molecular weight in the oral fluid in patients with catarrhal stomatitis, which got developed after the acute drug poisoning. MATER...
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Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is a central nervous system depressant primarily used as a recreational drug of abuse, but also for the treatment of narcolepsy with cataplexy in adult patients and as an adjuvant for control of alcohol withdrawal syndrome. The ...
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Publication date: 5 January 2021Source: Journal of Hazardous Materials, Volume 401Author(s): Weixia Yang, Meijie Cheng, Yong Han, Xueli Luo, Chunhua Li, Wenzhi Tang, Tianli Yue, Zhonghong Li
Source: Journal of Hazardous Materials - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
We describe cases of acute poisoning related to substance abuse of benzodiazepines in patients at the main A&E clinic in Oslo. MATER...
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We describe the clinical picture of GHB poisoning and compare hospitalised patients with patients who were dis...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
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