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The poison paradox : chemicals as friends and foes

Author: John A Timbrell
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Packed with fascinating case-studies ranging from the Bhopal disaster to the deadly puffer fish, The Poison Paradox explores the world of toxicology, exploring what makes a chemical poisonous, the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John A Timbrell
OCLC Number: 932572319
Contents: 1. Poisons; 2. Bodily functions; 3. Keep taking the medicine; 4. Blood, sweat, and tears; 5. First the cats died; 6. Natural born killers; 7. The Mad Hatter and a bad case of acne; 8. Under the sink and in the garden shed; 9. Rasputin's revenge; 10. Ginger Jake and Spanish oil; 11. Butter Yellow and Scheele's Green; 12. A risky business; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
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An excellent introduction to the science of toxicology. Paul O'Doherty, Irish Timesn

 
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