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What forms can poison take?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

In order to know when and how to treat someone who has come into contact with a poisonous substance, you must first be familiar with what a poison is. Poison comes in four forms: solids (such as pills or tablets), liquids (such as gasoline), sprays (such as household spray cleaners), and gases (such as carbon monoxide). 

 

 

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