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Poisoning in the Modern World

New Tricks for an Old Dog?

Edited by Ozgur Karcioglu

University of Health Sciences


Banu Arslan

Marmara University, Pendik Education and Research Hospital

Over 400 years ago, Swiss alchemist and physician Paracelsus (1493-1541) cited: "All substances are poisons; there is none that is not a poison. The right dose differentiates a poison from a remedy." This is often condensed to: "The dose makes the poison." So, why are we overtly anxious about intoxications?In fact, poisons became a global problem with the industrial revolution. Pesticides, asbestos, occupational chemicals, air pollution, and heavy metal toxicity maintain high priority worldwide, especially in developing countries. Children between 0 and 5 years old are the most vulnerable to both acute and chronic poisonings, while older adults suffer from the chronic effects of chemicals. This book aims to raise awareness about the challenges of poisons, to help clinicians understand current issues in toxicology.

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Poisoning in the Modern WorldNew Tricks for an Old Dog?Edited by Ozgur Karcioglu

Published: June 19th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73906

ISBN: 978-1-83880-786-3

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-785-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-787-0

Copyright year: 2019

Books open for chapter submissions

15379 Total Chapter Downloads

65 Crossref Citations

39 Web of Science Citations

142 Dimensions Citations


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1. General Approach to Poisoned Patient

By Ehab Said Aki and Jalal Alessai


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2. Poisoning in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

By Nicolai Nistor, Otilia Frăsinariu, Aniela Rugină, Irina Mihaela Ciomaga and Violeta Ștreangă


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3. Forensic Toxicology

By Sahar Y. Issa


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4. Review of Health Hazards and Toxicological Effects of Constituents of Cosmetics

By John Kanayochukwu Nduka, Henrietta Ijeoma Kelle and Isaac Omoche Odiba


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5. Mechanism and Health Effects of Heavy Metal Toxicity in Humans

By Godwill Azeh Engwa, Paschaline Udoka Ferdinand, Friday Nweke Nwalo and Marian N. Unachukwu


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6. Nephrotoxic Effects of Drugs

By Azade Sari


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