Bilateral retinal toxicity as a result of poisoning with pure iodine - Esra BC, Yasin SG.
Iodine is an essential mineral that is necessary for the synthesis of thyroid hormones, which can cause many diseases in the body. The application of adding potassium iodate to table salts started in Turkey in 1998. High doses of iodate cause retinal toxic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Clinical effects of intravenous bupropion misuse reported to a regional poison center - McCabe DJ, McGillis E, Willenbring BA.
Bupropion is an antidepressant medication with expanding indications including smoking cessation, weight loss, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, seasonal affective disorder, and amphetamine dependence. Despite its increasing popularity among provid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Experimental and theoretical approaches to describing interactions in natural cell membranes occurring as a result of fatal alcohol poisoning - Petelska AD, Szeremeta M, Koty ńska J, Niemcunowicz-Janica A.
We propose herein a theoretical model describing the effect of fatal ethanol poisoning on the equilibria between cell membranes and the surrounding ions. Using this model, we determined the parameters characterizing the interaction between the electrolyte ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Systematic review of human poisoning and toxic exposures in Myanmar - Cook MA, Jagpal PS, Hnin Pwint K, San LL, Kyaw Thein SS, Pyone T, Thit WMM, Bradberry SM, Collins S.
The International Health Regulations (2005) promote national capacity in core institutions so that countries can better detect, respond to and recover from public health emergencies. In accordance with the 'all hazards' approach to public health risk, this... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

On a NICOTINE BINGE? Welcome to the beginning of the end
(Natural News) How many years have gone by for you, saying you’re going to quit, over and over again? What’s your poison? Is it cigarettes or that little vape gadget that’s got you hooked on the world’s third-most-addictive drug? Where does the addiction end, and longevity begin? We’ve got a simple answer for you, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rising incidence and high mortality in intentional sodium nitrite exposures reported to US poison centers - McCann SD, Tweet MS, Wahl MS.
INTRODUCTION: Sodium nitrite is an oxidizing agent capable of producing profound methemoglobinemia. Large quantities of sodium nitrite can be purchased online, and recent literature has identified several cases of intentional self-poisoning, including mult... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The effect of alcohol sales restrictions on alcohol poisoning mortality: evidence from Russia - Skorobogatov AS.
This paper examines the tough anti-alcohol legislation recently introduced in Russia, which due to regional variation allows it to be used as a natural experiment. The effect of the restricted trading hours on alcoholic poisoning mortality is estimated. To... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Risk factors for delayed encephalopathy following carbon monoxide poisoning: importance of the period of inability to walk in the acute stage - Suzuki Y.
OBJECTIVE: Delayed neurological sequelae (DNS) is a serious complication that occurs after acute carbon monoxide (CO) intoxication. The study identified factors for predicting DNS development for the purpose of improving CO intoxication treatment strategie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Utilization of a poison control center by critical access hospitals-one state's experience - Bowman C, Thornton S, Oller L, Silver E.
This study aimed to compare call characte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Four-year survey of medically serious suicide attempters in Abu Dhabi - Shahrour T, Siddiq M, Mohan S, El Hammasi K, Alsaadi T.
BACKGROUND: It is well established that attempting suicide significantly increases a person's risk of completing suicide. The risk is considered to be particularly high in the first year after the attempt. Epidemiological information on suicide is scarce i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Benzodiazepines Up Risk for Nonfatal Drug - Related Poisoning in OUD
Risk partially mitigated by buprenorphine treatment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 2, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Benzodiazepines Up Risk for Nonfatal Drug-Related Poisoning in OUD
FRIDAY, April 2, 2021 -- An increased risk for nonfatal drug-related poisoning is associated with benzodiazepine treatment in patients with opioid use disorder, according to a study published online March 3 in The American Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Regular vitamin C intake found to reverse blood poisoning
(Natural News) Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is commonly known for its various health benefits, such as supporting the immune system. Now, a series of studies have shown that vitamin C can also help reverse the effects of sepsis. Sepsis happens when the body’s response to infection affects its own tissues. Instead of fighting disease-causing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mercury poisoning symptoms: The five warning signs that indicate chemical poisoning
MERCURY is a naturally occurring element that is found in air, water and soil. Exposure to even small amounts can cause serious health problems. Here are six signs a person has inhaled the harmful chemical. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stopping the sickness: Protein may be key to blocking a nauseating bacterium
(Washington State University) WSU researchers have discovered a protein that could be key to blocking the most common bacterial cause of human food poisoning in the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Death by hand sanitizer: syndemic methanol poisoning in the age of COVID-19 - Holzman SD, Larsen J, Kaur R, Smelski G, Dudley S, Shirazi FM.
BACKGROUND: The advent of COVID-19 increased attention to hand hygiene in prevention of disease transmission. To meet the increased demand for hand sanitizer during the pandemic, the US FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization allowing new manufacturers a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Prevalence of acute pesticide poisoning among pesticide applicators in cardamom plantations: a cross-sectional study from Idukki District, Kerala - Reshma H, Jayalakshmi R.
BACKGROUND: Pesticide poisoning is a burning occupational health issue across the world. The pesticide use in the cardamom plantations of Idukki district, Kerala, India is one of the world's highest. However, limited studies addressed its ill effects on th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

'It captures so much of Turing's work': Bank of England unveils new £50 note – video
A new £50 note featuring Alan Turing, the scientist best known for his codebreaking work during the second world war, has been unveiled by theBank of England and will go into circulation on 23 June, the date of his birth.Turing was prosecuted for homosexual acts in 1952, and an inquest concluded that Turing ’s death from cyanide poisoning two years later was suicide.The Bank of England governor, Andrew Bailey, said: “I’m delighted that our new £50 features one of Britain’s most important scientists ... He was also gay and was treated appallingly as a result. By placing him on our new pol...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Alan Turing LGBT rights Second world war Source Type: news

Nearly half of poison control calls for supersized alcopops involve underage drinkers
(George Mason University) Supersized alcopops are ready-to-drink flavored alcoholic beverages that have up to five times the alcohol content of beer and appear to be marketed toward young drinkers. A new George Mason University study led by Dr. Matthew Rossheim found that calls to U.S. poison control centers for supersized alcopops disproportionately involved underage drinkers compared to calls for other alcohol products. Better regulation of their alcohol content and retail availability is urgently needed to protect youth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Banned pesticide still poisoning EU raptors
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - March 25, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kitowski, I., Łopucki, R., Stachniuk, A., Fornal, E. Tags: letters Source Type: news

Ugandan police on Tuesday seized the mutilated remains of several lions from suspected wildlife traffickers believed responsible for...
Four arrested in Uganda suspected of poisoning lions (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You don’t have to eat contaminated meals to get food poisoning
Some surprising sources of dangerous bacteria include backyard chickens, pet turtles and even other people. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Janet Lee Source Type: news

MEDICAL SHOCKER: The "other" China Virus – the deadly Chinese pig circovirus purposely engineered into the U.S. rotavirus vaccinations given to children
(Natural News) Meet the leading apologist for the vaccine industry poisons today. Known for his toxic “RotaTeq” rotavirus vaccine that he patented using a deadly porcine virus, Paul Offit has made millions of dollars selling his insidious, dirty vaccines to the CDC and recommending them for all infants, while he continues to bankroll off auspiciously... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increase in pregabalin recreational use in adolescents in France - Dufayet L, Car é W, Deheul S, Laborde-Casterot H, Nisse P, Langrand J, Vodovar D.
This study aims to describe this new and specific po... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Intraosseous administration of hydroxocobalamin after enclosed structure fire cardiac arrest - Mastenbrook J, Zamihovsky R, Brunken N, Olsen T.
We present a case of intraosseou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Clinical utility of validated gas chromatography-ion trap mass spectrometry in patients with anticholinesterase pesticides poisoning - Adole PS, Bora S, Chaudhari VA.
Intentional or unintentional intake of anticholinesterase pesticides became common due to their extensive use in agricultural and domestic purposes, resulting in numerous poisoning cases. A simple, accurate, and sensitive gas chromatography-ion trap mass s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Health care utilization and outcomes associated with accidental poisonous mushroom ingestions - United States, 2016-2018 - Gold JAW, Kiernan E, Yeh M, Jackson BR, Benedict K.
Accidental consumption of poisonous mushrooms can result in serious illness and death (1). Reports of severe poisonings from consumption of foraged mushrooms for food or hallucinogenic purposes increased during 1999-2016 (2), and approximately 7,500 poison... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Descriptive epidemiology of clinically significant occupational poisonings, United States, 2008-2018 - Downs JW, Wills BK, Cumpston KL, Rose SR.
INTRODUCTION: References listing common occupational poisons often include agents that were observed decades prior to the introduction of worker protective laws and regulations. Current causes of work-related acute poisonings have not been characterized. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

A case of death caused by fenitrothion poisoning - Wang RX, Duan QC, Fu KY, Liu JQ.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: zh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Ricin poisoning: a review on contamination source, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and reporting of ricin poisoning - Melissa ABBES, Marc MONTANA, Christophe CURTI, Patrice VANELLE.
INTRODUCTION: Ricin, a toxic glycoprotein derived from the castor bean plant, is one of the most potent poisons known in the world. Ricin intoxication is a fatal and uncommon medical condition and recently its use as a potential bioterrorism agent has also... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Sodium nitrite ingestion: an emerging trend in suicide attempts shared via online communities (letter) - McCann SD, Kennedy JM, Tweet MS, Bryant SM.
We applaud Dr. Mudan et al. for publishing their case series describing severe methemoglobinemia and death from intentional ingestion of sodium nitrite. Our medical toxicology service has encountered a similar series of patients in the past 12 months and w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Toxicology of suicide cases in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 2017 to 2019 - Franck MC, Monteiro MG, Limberger RP.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the toxicology of suicide cases recorded in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, from 2017 to 2019. METHOD: The present descriptive, cross-sectional study examined all the medico-legal reports and police records related to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Greg Steltenpohl, Pioneer in Plant-Based Drinks, Dies at 66
His first company, Odwalla, was crippled by a bacterial outbreak; he then started Califia Farms, now a leader in the beverage industry. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katharine Q. Seelye Tags: Steltenpohl, Greg Deaths (Obituaries) Califia Farms LP Odwalla Inc Juices Corporate Social Responsibility Food Contamination and Poisoning Beverages Source Type: news

A stepwise approach for preventing suicide by lethal poisoning - Carpenter JE, Lee T, Greene E, Holovac E.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a global phenomenon and is the 10th leading cause of death in the US. Veterans are more likely to die by suicide than those in the general population. In 2018, the suicide rate for all US veterans was 1.5 times higher than the rate f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Synthetic cathinone poisoning from ingestion of drug-laced "instant coffee packets" in Taiwan - Chou HH, Hsieh CH, Chaou CH, Chen CK, Yen TH, Liao SC, Seak CJ, Chen HY.
BACKGROUND: Synthetic cathinone abuse is a global health issue. Synthetic cathinones emerged in Taiwan in 2009, and their prevalence rapidly rose. They are usually made into "instant coffee packets," and these so-called "toxic coffee packets" may also cont... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Traditional Chinese medicine poisoning in the emergency departments in Hong Kong: trend, clinical presentation and predictors for poor outcome - Lam RPK, Lau EHY, Yip WL, Leung JKS, Tsui MSH.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Supersized alcopop related calls in the National Poison Data System, 2010-2019 - Rossheim ME, Livingston MD, Walker A, Reid NE, Liu L, Mazer-Amirshahi M.
BACKGROUND: Supersized alcopops are single-serving high-alcohol-content beverages frequently consumed by underage drinkers. However, little data exist regarding the public health burden of supersized alcopops during the last decade. The current study exami... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Kids' ER Visits for Swallowed Magnets Soars
Calls to U.S. poison centers about incidents involving children and high-powered magnets surged more than 400% after a court overturned a ban on the magnets, a new study finds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids' ER Visits for Swallowed Magnets Soared After U.S. Lifted Sales Ban
THURSDAY, March 18, 2021 -- Calls to U.S. poison centers about incidents involving children and high-powered magnets surged more than 400% after a court overturned a ban on the magnets, a new study finds. " Regulations on these products were... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 18, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Increased rates of diphenhydramine overdose, abuse, and misuse in the United States, 2005-2016 - Nemanich A, Liebelt E, Sabbatini AK.
OBJECTIVES: To describe trends in abuse, misuse, and suicide attempts involving diphenhydramine (DPH). METHODS: We analyzed intentional DPH exposures of individuals ≥10 years old reported to U.S. Poison Control Centers using data from the Natio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Massive suicidal ingestion of caffeine: a case report with investigation of the cardiovascular effect/concentration relationships - Gr émain V, Chevillard L, Saussereau E, Schnell G, Megarbane B.
BACKGROUND: Caffeine poisoning may cause life-threatening arrhythmias and hemodynamic failure. We aimed to investigate the toxicokinetics (TK), toxicodynamics (TD) and TK/TD relationships of caffeine in a case of poisoning. CASE REPORT: A 47-year-old male ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Storm Alert: How to Keep Your Home Safe
WEDNESDAY, March 17, 2021 -- Winter weather can bring hidden dangers, the most deadly of which can include carbon monoxide poisoning and fires. As blizzards, tornadoes and severe storms batter the nation and many lose power and heat, the danger of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Unwitting adult marijuana poisoning: a case series - Fong K, Hsueh A, Kendric K, Kunihira K, Siddiqi N, Phan TH, Reibling E, Wolk BJ.
We report on a cluster of adults with unwitting mariju... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Interventions for self-harm in children and adolescents - Witt KG, Hetrick SE, Rajaram G, Hazell P, Taylor Salisbury TL, Townsend E, Hawton K.
BACKGROUND: Self-harm (SH; intentional self-poisoning or self-injury regardless of degree of suicidal intent or other types of motivation) is a growing problem in most countries, often  repeated, and associated with suicide. Evidence assessing the effectiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Using generalization-enhanced behavioral skills training to teach poison safety skills to children with autism - Morosohk E, Miltenberger R.
This study examined a generalization-enhanced behavioral skills training package to teach children wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Pharmaceuticals poisoning: reported by the National Poison Centre in Malaysia between 2010 and 2015 - Alwan IA, Awadh AI, Tangiisuran B, Khan HRM, Yahaya N, Majid MI.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The wide availability of medications has led to an increased exposure of humans to the possibility of poisoning. An unavoidable effect due to the availability of these medications has also led to a rising increment in the number of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Calls to poison centers about high-powered magnets increased by 444% after ban lifted
(Nationwide Children's Hospital) A recent study led by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy, Emergency Medicine, and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital along with the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) analyzed calls to U.S. poison centers for magnet exposures in children age 19 years and younger from 2008 through October 2019 to determine the impact of the CPSC rule and the subsequent lift of the ban. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Opioid exposure associated with poppy consumption reported to poison control centers and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Including previously reported cases, there are now at least 19 U.S. deaths associated with poppy seeds in the literature. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - March 15, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Emerging Trend, Heroin, Opioids, Overdose Source Type: news

A retrospective comparison of the burden of organophosphate poisoning to an intensive care unit in Soweto over two separate periods - Omar S, Bahemia IA, Toerien L, San Pedro KM, Khan AB.
INTRODUCTION: Organophosphate poisoning (OPP) is a major health-care burden in South Africa. Recently, we have observed that patients admitted to our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with OPP have followed a more complicated course in comparison to previous years... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Fatal poisoning by accidental ingestion of the "heartbreak grass" (Gelsemium elegans) verified by toxicological and medico-legal analyses - Qu D, Qiao DF, Chen XC, Feng CQ, Luo QZ, Tan XH.
We present a case of fatal poisoning from accidental ingestion of Gelsemium elegans (G. elegans), a rarely toxic plant. A 41-year-old man was found dead, at his home, 6  h after drinking homemade herbal liqueur during lunch. Autopsy and routine toxicologic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news