||How much nicotine kills a human? Tracing back the generally accepted lethal dose to dubious self-experiments in the nineteenth century - Springer
The discrepancy between the 60-mg dose and published cases of nicotine intoxication has been noted previously (Matsushima et al. 1995; Metzler et al. 2005), but nonetheless, this value is still accepted without scrutiny and taken as the basis for worldwide safety regulations of tobacco and other nicotine-containing products. Nicoti…
||Three cases of attempted suicide by ingestion of nicotine liquid used in e-cigarettes
(Ingestion of up to 1500ml of e-liquid solution by a 36 y.o. adult shown to be non-fatal)
We report three cases (in two persons) concerning deliberate ingestion in attempted suicide. The Poisons Information Center in Denmark is experiencing an increasing number of calls concerning intake of nicotine liquid used for electronic cigarettes. Most cases concern accidental intake in…
||Wake Up And Smell The Caffeine. It's A Powerful Drug
Many of us can barely make it through the morning without first downing a cup of hot coffee. It's become such a big part of our daily rituals that few actually give much thought to what it is that we're putting in our bodies.