Poisons, What I Took Away
At the Public Safety Writers Association's Conference we learned all about poisons from J.L.Greger (Janet to me), a university professor and toxicologist, and Gloria Casale, a physician and death scene investigator.
The medical examiner and/or forensic person have to looking for a poison.
Some over the counter medications might not be traceable or thought of as a poison.
Here is a list of poisons:
Ricin (Castor bean)
Hemlock (every part of the plant)
Overdose of medications
May not be an autopsy
A dead person in India
Someone with a chronic disease
Renal failure, heart disease, alcoholics, drug addict, gardeners
20% of death by poison not solved.
Male, medical person, caregiver, mother, wife, husband,mercy killer
A diabolic terrorists
My big takeaway:
A large enough dose of anything will kill you.