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Health: Public Health and Safety: Disease Control and Prevention: Poisoning
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American.edu: Blowfish and Trade
- Outline and overview of this subject.
AmericanMushrooms.com: The Death Cap Mushroom (Amanita phalloides)
- Images, description, related mushrooms, and discussion of toxicity.
Bad Bug Book: Ciguatera Fish Poisoning
- Caused by the consumption of subtropical and tropical marine finfish which have accumulated naturally occurring dinoflagellate toxins through their diet. Includes cause, associated fish, symptoms, and outbreaks.
Bad Bug Book: Mushroom Toxins
- Includes toxic substances and their effects, symptoms, diagnosis, descriptions of some poisonous mushrooms, and outbreaks.
Bad Bug Book: Scombrotoxin
- Caused by the ingestion of foods that contain high levels of histamine. Includes cause, symptoms, associated foods, and outbreaks.
Bad Bug Book: Tetrodotoxin
- Pufferfish or Fugu poisoning. Includes cause, symptoms, prognosis, and outbreaks.
Bad Bug Book: Various Shellfish-Associated Toxins
- Caused by consuming shellfish that have accumulated dinoflagellate toxins. Features cause, symptoms, associated foods, and outbreaks.
CDC: Ciguatera Fish Poisoning
- Includes factsheet and publications.
DBMD - Marine Toxins
- Discusses the causes, symptoms, and prevention of several toxins carried by fish and shellfish.
eMedicine - Toxicity, Mushrooms
- Article by Mary E Cataletto, MD.
eMedicine - Toxicity, Tetrodotoxin
- Article by Theodore Benzer, MD, PhD.
eMedicine Health - Ricin
- Consumer health resource center providing information on the symptoms and treatment of ricin poisoning.
Harmful Algal Blooms and Biotoxins
- Factsheet on algal blooms and their effects on humans through affected fish and shellfish.
Human Illness Associated with Harmful Algae
- Discusses the various fish and shellfish toxicities of humans caused by the animal's ingestion of toxic algae.
The Merck Manual: Poisoning
- Causes, symptoms, and signs of poisoning caused by eating plants or animals that contain a naturally occurring poison.
- Description of toxic species and the symptoms their toxins produce.
Ricin Toxin from the Castor Bean Plant
- Scientific and medical article on the toxin and its effects.
WHO: Water-related diseases - Cyanobacterial Toxins
- Includes cause, effects on people, distribution, scope of the problem, and prevention.
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