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The Chemistry of Poisons – Thallium, ‘The Poisoner’s Poison’

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Having already looked at arsenic and cyanide in the previous instalments in this series, our attention turns to thallium, another famed poison. Thallium perhaps doesn't share quite the same profile...

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Poison Chemistry - Thallium Sulfate

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Thallium Poisoning. What is thallium poisoning? Symptoms | Patient

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The Chemistry of Poisons – Thallium, ‘The Poisoner’s Poison’

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Hutchinsonite-Orpiment-Thallium is the dark twin of lead. This thick, greasy metal is similar in atomic mass but even more deadly. Thallium is a rare metal that appears in highly toxic compounds consisting of rather strange combinations of elements. The effects of thallium exposure are even more peculiar, and include loss of hair, serious illness through skin contact and in many cases, death. Hutchinsonite is a hazardous but dramatic mixture of thallium, lead and arsenic. The three poisonous…

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Poison Chemistry - Cyanide

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9 Deadliest Rocks And Minerals On Earth

Hutchinsonite is a form of arsenic sulfide with thallium and lead that can be found in hydrothermal vents. Thallium salts are nearly tasteless and highly toxic and have been used in rat poison and insecticides. The thallium inclusion in this arsenic sulfide combines two extremely dangerous and deadly minerals. Exposure to this mineral can potentially lead to death.