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What poisons can be swallowed?

Poisons that can be swallowed include:
  • Foods, such as certain mushrooms and shellfish
  • High amounts of medications, such as aspirin, or an excessive amount of drugs, such as sleeping pills, tranquilizers, and alcohol
  • Household items, such as cleaning products and pesticides
  • Certain plants

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