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A poison is any chemical substance that is harmful or lethal to living organisms. The term is used in a wide range of scientific fields and industries, where it is often specifically defined. It may also be applied colloquially or figuratively, with a broad sense.

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Organizations relating to Poison

Latin American Association of Environmental Mutagens, Carcinogens and Teratogens / Montevideo, Uruguay / Est. 1980
Asian Society of Toxicology / Tsukuba, Japan / Est. 1994
European Association for Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology / London, UK / Est. 1978
EUROTOX / Est. 1989
Nordic Association of Forensic Toxicologists / Linköping, Sweden
Internationale Gesellschaft für Homöopathie und Homotoxikologie / Baden Baden, Germany / Est. 1961
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society / Jacksonville FL, USA / Est. 1969
International Society of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology / Columbia MD, USA / Est. 1984
European Society of Toxicology / Est. 1962
Toxicology Forum / Reston VA, USA
International Institute of Bio-Technology and Toxicology / Rajapalayam, India / Est. 1978
Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare / Est. 1925
Convention Concerning Protection Against Hazards of Poisoning Arising from Benzene / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1971
Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological - Biological - and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction / Est. 1972
International Toxicopy Research Project / Bangkok, Thailand
Academia Latinoamericana de Ciencias Toxicológicas / Est. 1993
Iberian Academy of Toxicological Sciences
Scandinavian Society of Forensic Toxicologists
International Commission on Mycotoxicology / Est. 1988
Asian Academy of Toxicological Sciences, Bangkok
Solidarity Network Asia and Minamata / Kumamoto, Japan
International Institute of Toxicological Sciences / Est. 1993
European Research Group for Alternatives in Toxicity Testing / Utrecht, Netherlands / Est. 1988
International Particle Toxicology Conference / Est. 1979
Conference on Metal Toxicity and Carcinogenesis / Est. 2000
International Conference on Toxic Cyanobacteria
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1979
International Association for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology / Kingston ON, Canada / Est. 1990
International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology / Kissimmee FL, USA / Est. 1984
European Society for Toxicology In Vitro / Houten, Netherlands
Asociación Latinoamericana de Toxicologia / Santiago, Chile / Est. 1969
International Society of Ocular Toxicology / Loma Linda CA, USA / Est. 1986
Latin American Association of Poison Control Centers
World Federation of Associations of Poison Centres and Clinical Toxicology Centres / Est. 1975
Nordic Environmental Mutagen Society / Est. 1980
Federation of European Societies of Toxicology / Est. 1984
Société africaine de toxicologie / Est. 1984
American Academy of Environmental Medicine / Wichita KS, USA / Est. 1965
International Endotoxin and Innate Immunity Society / Baltimore MD, USA / Est. 1987
International Academy of Legal Medicine / Padua, Italy / Est. 1938
International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons / Berlin, Germany / Est. 2003
International Association of Forensic Toxicologists / Colorado Springs CO, USA / Est. 1963
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Europe / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1989
Pan-African Environmental Mutagen and Genomic Society / Cape Town, South Africa
European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1978
International Pollutants Elimination Network / Gothenburg, Sweden / Est. 1998
International Conference on Toxic Marine Phytoplankton
Asia Pacific Federation of Pharmacologists / Pathum Thani, Thailand / Est. 1991
Ecological and Toxicological Association of Dyes and Organic Pigments Manufacturers / Basel, Switzerland / Est. 1974
European College of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology / Cambridge, UK / Est. 1997

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

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
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

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