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Ultra-Toxic Poisons May Be Lurking Right Under Your Nose

Posted: September 11th, 2012 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

There are a lot of poisons that can cause significant harm to adults, kids, and pets.  But did you ever wonder what kind of things make an expert answering phones in the IPC have a dry mouth, rapid heart rate, and raise the hair on the back of their neck?

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Recollections of the 1982 Chicago Tylenol®-Cyanide Poisonings

Posted: February 2nd, 2010 | Tags: , , , , , | 4 Comments »

By Anthony M Burda Rph, DABAT  aka the Man, the Myth, the Legend

Everyone has a tendency to remember where they were and what they were doing on the day something very significant happened in the world, for example, the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, the Challenger shuttle went down, or the terrorist attack of 9/11/01.  For those of us in the toxicology world, one incident that stands out is the Tylenol®-cyanide deaths which rattled Chicago and the entire nation back in September 1982. Read more »