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The Encyclopedia of Poisons and Antidotes


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.

Entries include:

  • Children and poisons
  • Common medications
  • First aid for poisoning victims
  • Food poisoning
  • Household plants
  • Mold
  • Pets and poison
  • Poison safety at home
  • Responding to a poisoning
  • Recognizing poisonous animals and plants
  • and more.

Appendixes include current information about home testing kits, hotlines, organizations, newsletters, regional poison control centers, and more.

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