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BELLADONNA – It’s More Than A Beautiful Woman

Often some of the most deadly substances were once used for cosmetic purposes—that is, before their lethal qualities became obvious. An example of such commercial carelessness was thallium being marketed as a depilatory agent. It effectively removed unwanted hair, but … Continue reading

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The Socratic Method of Murder!

In 399 BC the philosopher Socrates was found guilty in Athens, Greece of corrupting the youth and refusing to recognize the gods of the state. His crimes centered on his method of teaching—later known as The Socratic Method—in which one … Continue reading

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Foods Can Kill

I often write about poisons and toxins that kill. After all, I write about murder and what better way to kill someone than with a substance that’s lethal but not so easy to detect. Such scenes make for good fiction … Continue reading

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The Medicine Cabinet and Kids – A Deadly Combo

Poison Control Centers across the nation introduced a new initiative this year called “Safe Kids”.  In conjunction with that, Safe Kids Worldwide unveiled a new initiative called “Safe Storage, Safe Dosing, Safe Kids”. Poison Control Centers are focusing on this initiative because … Continue reading

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POLONIUM – The New Weapon of Mass Destruction

Recently, I posted a blog on thallium, a classic drug used as a murder weapon both in novels and in real life.  After posting this, someone commented, “What about polonium?”  I thought he was referring to plutonium and having a momentary … Continue reading

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The Medicine Cabinet and Kids – A Deadly Combo

Poison control centers across the nation recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of National Poisoning Prevention Week (March 18-24, 2012).  During that week, I read several interesting articles about child safety and home medications, and thought I’d share some of what … Continue reading

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