Category Archives: Neurotoxins

One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Die!

Last night, I had delicious mashed potatoes as part of my dinner, and it reminded me of a blog that I wrote a couple of years ago about the lethal aspects of the potato. So, I decided to share that … Continue reading

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BOTULISM – A Paralytic Nerve Toxin

Botulism, as an accidental illness, is rare these days. More sophisticated canning processes and better preservation of food products have prevented this serious neurotoxin from poisoning those in the modern world. Intentional poisonings, however, are another story. The botulism toxin … Continue reading

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Water Poisons

“Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink.” This quote from The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner by English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge came to mind recently while watching news feeds regarding a spectacular water contamination of toxic blooms … Continue reading

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Mad As A Hatter!

More than 200 years ago, hat making was a profitable business, but it could also be a deadly one! The furs used to make felt hats were dipped in a preservative made with mercury nitrate solutions. The soaking also helped … Continue reading

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One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Die!

The potato plant, a member of the perennial nightshade family, has an interesting secret locked up in its leaves, stems and in those funny looking green spuds. The potato, a starchy tuber from the Solanum tuberosum plant and a dietary … Continue reading

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Mad As A Hatter!

More than 200 years ago, hat making was a profitable business, but it could also be a deadly one. The furs used to make felt hats were dipped in a preservative made with mercury nitrate solutions. The soaking also helped … Continue reading

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