For the first time, the FDA has issued a countrywide “import alert” on tainted hand sanitizers from Mexico. Methanol can cause nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, or even death. The FDA started to issue warnings for shoddy hand sanitizers from Mexico in June 2020. Visit Insider’s […]
An executive producer on a Netflix adaptation in China was reportedly poisoned by another exec involved with the production, according to multiple reports. Lin Qi, chair and CEO of Yoozoo, which is adapting “The Three-Body Problem” book series for Netflix, reportedly is recovering in a Shanghai hospital. He may have […]
A Chinese teacher has been sentenced to death for poisoning 25 children with nitrite. Wang Yun put nitrite into the porridge of another teacher’s student following an argument in March 2019. The Jiaozuo Intermediate People’s Court in Henan province said Yun’s motives were “despicable” and “vicious.” One student fell ill […]
A man has been charged with poisoning a group of homeless people in Huntington Beach, California. Prosecutors accused William Robert Cable of using a substance twice as strong as pepper spray to tamper with food that was offered to at least eight people, and then filming their reactions. Some suffered […]
A woman from Texas took her dog swimming in a river by her house earlier this month. It’s there that Tamra Massey believes her dog, Fina, ate toxic blue-green algae, she wrote on Facebook. She said that shortly thereafter her dog died. According to KENS5, Massey said the whole incident […]
A false alarm at Facebook’s offices prompted the evacuation of four buildings over the potential presence of deadly poison sarin. The company has since confirmed that there is no trace of the substance. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. A detection of the deadly poison sarin at Facebook’s offices […]
Palm Beach, Florida, is overrun with poisonous bufo toads. It’s like a modern-day plague. There are so many animals it is hard for residents to live normally. “I just see a massive amount of toads or frogs everywhere,” one resident told CBS Miami. “You can’t even walk through the grass […]
Unexpected things in our kitchen or around us can be poisonous. These poisonous things can be something you eat, something you use, or something you find in nature. From potatoes to cherry pits, these things can be poisonous. By definition, a poison is any substance that can cause harm or […]
Best-selling fantasy author Sherrilyn Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against her estranged husband, Lawrence Kenyon, accusing him and his assistant of poisoning her for three years. Kenyon says in court documents that her teeth began to shatter and she lost chunks of her hair due to the alleged prolonged poisoning. […]
Poisoning is much more common than you might think. Poison can be found in everyday substances, including painkillers. INSIDER found out 12 facts about poison that you need to know. “Poison” can seem like a mysterious and scary term. The official definition of “poisoning” from the Mayo Clinic is “injury […]
Yukai Yang, 22, has been charged with attempting to poison his former Lehigh University roommate, Juwan Royal, with a chemical called thallium, authorities say. Yang was also accused of leaving racist graffiti in their shared room earlier this year. The chemistry student has been charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, […]
Drinking too much water can be unhealthy and even lead to death in extreme cases. When you drink more water than your kidneys can handle, you can upset the balance of sodium levels in your blood – this is called water intoxication. Check out the video above to find how […]
A jury recently ordered Monsanto to pay $US289 million in damages to a plaintiff who alleged that his cancer was the result of using Roundup, the company’s popular herbicide. On the heels of the trial, an environmental nonprofit released a report that showed traces of the herbicide in popular cereals […]
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At the height of North American summer, many plants are at their most dangerous. We don’t normally think of plants as particularly scary organisms. But this rather entertaining Reddit thread from 2016 will make you reconsider that assumption. “Botanists of reddit, what are the scariest plants in the world?” user […]