Join Patil Armenian, MD of the California Poison Control System for Poisons, Venoms and Pills: Toxicology 101, an uninhibited interactive presentation and talk about all the various toxic substance you can ingest, inject, drink, get stung by, or be bitten with: from pills in your medicine chest to a viper in the wilderness.
This talk includes shocking visuals from the Poison Control Center's vast archives of curiosities in accidental and intentional poisonings and overdoses.
Patil Armenian, MD, works with the California Poison Control System.
Patil Armenian, a physician with the California Poison Control System, describes the effects of the highly poisonous and difficult-to-treat Amanita phalloides - otherwise known as the deathcap mushroom. "It pretty much kills your liver," she warns.
While it may not sound sensible to play with rattlesnakes, toxicologist Patil Armenian identifies one group that seems intent on doing it anyway. Although rarely fatal, rattlesnake bites can be very painful... And don't let them bite you on the tongue.