Questions tagged [toxicology]

The study of the adverse effects of chemicals on living organisms.

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Can a wasp ingest and use a snake's venom?

Some people claim that if one comes across a dead venomous snake one should always cut of and bury the head as otherwise wasps could reach the venom and add it to their own stinger, for example this ...
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Are laundry detergent and fabric softener fumes dangerous to human health?

One of my neighbors raised the topic of toxins in the dryer effluence from our buildings' laundry rooms. That's not particularly surprising, but she claimed there was evidence that the trace toxins ...
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Are chicken haunches especially toxic?

There have been some health concerns raised (mainly through word of mouth) with regards to the toxicity of chicken haunches. Apparently, in the industrial breeding and rearing of chickens many ...
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Can bee stings be treated with onions?

Someone told me that when you have a bee sting you should cut an onion in half and apply it to the sting for 30min - or even better make onion puree and apply it. This sounds a bit like folk-medicine ...
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Was poisonous gas used during the Sep 2015 Mecca stampede?

This post from AWDNews is doing the rounds on Facebook: Saudi forces deliberately used poisonous gas during the Mecca stampede, says a Saudi expert Mr. Hani al-Shoukri , an astute Middle-East expert ...
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Are Common House Geckos poisonous?

The Common House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus) is a South-East Asian lizard. In some parts of India, there are various beliefs about the them, or their urine, being toxic to eat. Wikipedia describes ...