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Perfect Poisons
Perfect Poisons
Perfect Poisons
Perfect Poisons
Perfect Poisons
Perfect Poisons
Perfect Poisons
Perfect Poisons
Perfect Poisons
Perfect Poisons
Perfect Poisons
Perfect Poisons
Perfect Poisons
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  • 1. What is a poison?
    Something that may harm you if used wrongly.
  • 2. Examples of wrong usage:
    Wrong amount
    Wrong person
    Wrong method
  • 3. 2 Perfect Poisons
    Arsenic
    Cyanide
  • 4. Arsenic
    Earth’s crust – rocks, groundwater
    Well water e.g. South Asia
    Mining, smelting
    Industrial waste
    Fertilizer
    Source: UNESCO
  • 5. Arsenic: famous poison
  • 6. Symptoms
    Death
    Kidney, bladder cancer
    Skin pigmentation
    Lung cancer
  • 7. Don’t smoke!
    Source: UNESCO
  • 8. Cyanide in cigarettes
    Source: UNESCO
  • 9. Cyanide
    Carbon and nitrogen compound
    Hydrogen cyanide
    Potassium cyanide
    Mining/ industrial areas
    Insecticides, pesticides
    Fires – smoke
    Cyanide fishing
    Photography
    Source: UNESCO
  • 10. Small amount
    Quick death
    Source: UNESCO
  • 11. Symptoms
    Death
    Suffocation
    Choking
    Rapid heart rate
    Nausea
    Dizziness
    Weakness
    Headache
    Source: UNESCO
  • 12. Smell something?
    Aaack!
  • 13. Questions?
  • 14. Key Sources
    A Brief History of Poisoning
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A4350755
    Arsenic
    http://www.greenfacts.org/en/arsenic/
    Classic Poisons
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A4113983
    Cyanide
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyanide
    Painful Poisons by Nick Arnold (Horrible Science)

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