By John Timbrell
Each day we're surrounded via chemical substances which are in all likelihood destructive. a few of these we take deliberately within the type of medicinal drugs; a few we take unknowingly throughout the foodstuff we consume, and the surroundings round us. John Timbrell explores what makes specific chemical substances destructive, what their results are, and the way we will try out for them. He examines medicines akin to Paracetamol and what it does to the physique; Ricin, the main poisonous substance identified to guy; Paraquat, a greatly on hand weedkiller; and the way the puffer fish, eaten as a delicacy in Japan, can kill. utilizing case stories from all over the international, equivalent to the Spanish Oil syndrome which remodeled 20,000 humans sick in Madrid, Timbrell uncovers the proof at the back of chemical scares. He indicates how, with a rational, medical, and balanced method, hazards will be assessed and controlled competently.