The Encyclopedia of Poisons and Antidotes, Third Edition reflects the most recent developments in the world of toxicology. Nearly 600 up-to-date entries detail poisonous substances ranging from common household items to exotic plants and animals. Entries describe the nature of the toxin, the symptoms it causes, and available antidotes and treatments. Special topics covered include children and poisons, first aid for poisoning victims, food poisoning, and pets and poisons.
Children and poisons
First aid for poisoning victims
Pets and poison
Poison safety at home
Responding to a poisoning
Recognizing poisonous animals and plants
Appendixes include current information about home testing kits, hotlines, organizations, newsletters, regional poison control centers, and more.