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Description

In biology, poisons are substances that cause death, injury or harm to organisms, usually by chemical reaction or other activity on the molecular scale, when an organism absorbs a sufficient quantity.

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Organizations relating to Poison

Indo-Pacific Association of Law, Medicine and Science / Petaling Jaya, Malaysia / Est. 1983
Eurosafe / Holmfirth, UK / Est. 1988
International Association of Prosecutors / The Hague, Netherlands / Est. 1995
United Nations Global Programme Against Money Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and the Financing of Terrorism / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1997
International Association of Crime Analysts / Overland Park KS, USA / Est. 1990
Equipe de recherche internationale en sciences criminelles / Aix-en-Provence, France
Arab Interior Ministers\' Council / Tunis, Tunisia / Est. 1982
European Anti-Fraud Office / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1999
Foundation for the Establishment of an International Criminal Court / Washington Depot CT, USA / Est. 1970
Topography of Terror Foundation / Berlin, Germany / Est. 1992
Forum Regional Security Committee / Suva, Fiji / Est. 1991
Prison Fellowship International / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1979
Piracy Reporting Centre, Kuala Lumpur / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Est. 1992
Treaty for the Extradition of Criminals and for Protection Against Anarchism / Est. 1902
Asian Anti-Counterfeit Association / Est. 2004
International Scientific and Professional Advisory Council of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme / Milan, Italy / Est. 1991
Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre - Narcotics / Est. 2007
Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group / London, UK / Est. 1998
Basel Action Network / Seattle WA, USA / Est. 1997
International Money Laundering Information Network / Vienna, Austria
European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists / Haifa, Israel / Est. 1964
International Conference on Toxic Marine Phytoplankton
International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts / Tucson AZ, USA / Est. 1983
Eastern and Southern African Anti-Money Laundering Group / Dar es Salaam, Tanzania UR / Est. 1999
Latin American Association of Environmental Mutagens, Carcinogens and Teratogens / Montevideo, Uruguay / Est. 1980

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World Problems relating to Poison

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Unsafe hazardous waste disposal
Environmental hazards of pesticides
Plutonium pollution
Mercury as a pollutant
Toxic waste smuggling
Dioxin poisoning
Polychlorinated biphenyls as a health hazard
Toxic substances
Mutagens
Bioaccumulation of toxic substances
Industrial waste water pollutants
Toxic metal pollutants
Polluted drinking water
Toxic blue-green algae in drinking water
Soil pollution
Criminal offences against the environment
Lead poisoning in the home
Lead contamination of wetlands
Unknown toxicity of drugs
Poisonous algae
Botulism
Food-borne diseases
Teratogens
Indiscriminate use of tear gas
Mycotoxicoses

Action Strategies relating to Poison

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Protecting against toxic metals as health hazards
Controlling chemicals
Improving information systems on toxic chemicals
Monitoring toxic chemicals during their entire life cycle
Improving wood preservatives to protect the environment
Controlling toxic substances in the workplace
Monitoring environmental toxins
Monitoring accumulation of pollutants in plants and animals
Reducing acid rain
Classifying dangerous substances
Combating lead in environment
Poisoning food as sabotage
Detecting environmental mutagens
Protecting against environmental mutagens
Registering potentially toxic chemicals
Prohibiting toxic food additives
Detoxifying
Monitoring water quality threatened by toxic materials storage sites
Managing toxic waste dumps
Monitoring toxic food additives
Monitoring toxic rain
Studying human intoxications
Monitoring toxicity thresholds
Strengthening national poison control centres
Poisoning

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