What are examples of common poisons?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

These are some examples of common poisons:

• Alcohol;

• Prescription, over-the-counter, and illegal drugs;

• Food supplements, like vitamins, minerals, and herbal products;

• Nail polish and nail-polish remover;

• Mouthwash;

• Drain and toilet-bowl cleaners;

• Bites and stings, including snake and spider bites and wasp and bee stings.


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