Used: rat poison Found: food, water, household items, etc. Arsenic can be consumed from: seafood, water, bone meal, beer, tobacco smoke, laundry detergent Effects: headaches, confusion, sleepiness, convulsions, vomiting, diarrhea, kidney, liver, and lung problems
If taken, take: sulfur tablets, food that contains sulfur, charcoal tablets, food high in fiber, chelation therapy
Poisoning in Bangladesh Who?: engineers Victims?: many of Bangladesh population Cause?: engineers sent to drill thousands of wells for more drinking water; locals warned them it was the “Devil’s Water”; engineers ignored them and never tested waters for arsenic poisoning Effect?: people now have cancer and diseases (Parkinson’s), children’s intellectual functions are not developing, death
Napoleon Bonaparte Death Arsenic was in his wallpaper Amount of arsenic was not great, therefore it could not have killed anyone However since Napoleon was already ill with the stomach ulcer, the arsenic vapor did aid in his death If Napoleon had not be exposed to the arsenic, he may have lived a little longer and eventually dying just from the stomach ulcer itself
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