Talk:Poison

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Poisoning example[edit]

Arafat Poisoning inconsistent with Death of Yasser Arafat article: Note that liver cirrhosis is inconsistent with brain hemorrhaging etc. Furthermore, the diagnosis of the French doctors does to my knowledge not state cirrhosis as a reason for Arafat's death. Thus: where does the "reputedly" come from? Please do something about that.

Note 12th Jan 05: Nobody seems to object, so I have changed the detail in the article accordingly. JB

13th Jan 05: Changed portion has been reverted. I won't go into a revert war. But note that Arafat's diagnosis does not state liver cirrhosis as the reason for his death, and that there are also people not supporting Arafat that feel that it is unlikely that he was killed by alcohol abusus. JB

Possibly missing: Contact poison[edit]

At the moment the only categories containing the word "contact" are corrosives, acids and bases. I think contact poison (skin contact) should have a section.

The amount makes the poison[edit]

I think there needs to be a clarification also that not only certain substances are generally considered poisonous, but that the toxicity of a substance very much depends on its amount, such as salt or salt water, very much needed but in large amount deadly... 193.145.39.154 (talk) 08:06, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

There is already a mention of this in the "Terminology" section. 72.94.166.193 (talk) 11:17, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

What to do if preexisting ref seems not to have linkrot but rather webpage was never archived properly?[edit]

Specifically, it's in this article. The first ref for the definition; the one linking to Dorland's. If you go there, you'll see that none of the captures for that URL in the Internet Archive show the actual page (they all either show a capture of the site giving you a "page not found" or there just plain isn't anything). — Preceding unsigned comment added by BlueFenixReborn (talkcontribs) 06:59, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

Law[edit]

I understand that poisons are regulated in most countries similarly to how certain psychotropics are. This may deserve a section of its own in the article. 213.109.230.96 (talk) 01:24, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Secondary poisoning[edit]

There's an article Secondary poisoning that is brief and unreferenced. Should it be merged here? Tony Holkham (Talk) 13:37, 4 April 2015 (UTC)