What is a poison?<br />Something that may harm you if used wrongly. <br />
Examples of wrong usage:<br />Wrong amount<br />Wrong person<br />Wrong method<br />
2 Perfect Poisons <br />Arsenic<br />Cyanide<br />
Arsenic<br />Earth’s crust – rocks, groundwater<br />Well water e.g. South Asia<br />Mining, smelting<br />Industrial wast...
Arsenic: famous poison<br />
Symptoms<br />Death<br />Kidney, bladder cancer<br />Skin pigmentation<br />Lung cancer<br />
Don’t smoke!<br />Source: UNESCO<br />
Cyanide in cigarettes<br />Source: UNESCO<br />
Cyanide<br />Carbon and nitrogen compound<br />Hydrogen cyanide<br />Potassium cyanide<br />Mining/ industrial areas<br />...
Small amount<br />Quick death<br />Source: UNESCO<br />
Symptoms<br />Death<br />Suffocation<br />Choking<br />Rapid heart rate<br />Nausea<br />Dizziness <br />Weakness <br />He...
Smell something?<br />Aaack!<br />
Questions?<br />
Key Sources<br />A Brief History of Poisoning <br />http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A4350755<br />Arsenic<br />http://www.gr...
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Perfect Poisons

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