So it’s not the actual henna – it’s an additive to make the henna darker in hue. Para-phenylenediamine (PPD) is an aromatic diamine related to aniline added to henna to…read more →
Welcome to the unusual, terrifying and occasionally hilarious world of poisonings and toxicology.
Follow up on a story we covered last week. My favorite paragraph is “September’s deaths follow the stabbing deaths of 19 residents of a home for the disabled in July,…read more →
For crying out loud! C’mon! How many times does this guy have to be bitten on the penis by a poisonous spider before he learns his lesson? He was bitten…read more →
Important article that can be summarized in one or two sentences – the title of this post, which is always excellent advice, and another – mushroom poisoning is why God…read more →
A lawyer is arguing that one sentence – one sentence is the only thing capable of upholding a conviction against an 84 year old grandma. During her trial, Helen Galli…read more →
Apricot pits contain amygdalin, which, when chewed up and exposed to salivary enzymes, is converted into cyanide. A few years ago, a Safety Ranger named Nicole Piela MD, contacted me…read more →