Poison,Contaminant,Drug and Abuse

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ETX 10 Poisons, Contamination, Drugs of Abuse Robert H. Rice Department of Environmental Toxicology
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Topics in Forensics Crime scene analysis Trace evidence - fibers, glass, impressions (marks, tracks) Firearms - revolvers, automatic weapons, shotguns Fire and arson Accident reconstruction Failure analysis Sexual assault Forensic pathology Personal identification - serology, fingerprints, retinal scans DNA evidence - missing persons, cold hits, poaching, pet snatching, human ethnic origin, adulteration Poisons Environmental contamination Drugs of abuse Clandestine labs
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ETX Major Preparatory Toxicology Biology Principles (101) Calculus Environmental chemistry (102A) Chemistry Biological effects (103A) General Labs Organic Quantitative analysis (102B) Biochemistry Biological effects (103B) Physics Legal aspects (138) Statistics Electives Other Majors : Biochemistry, Biological Science , Chemistry, Engineering, Genetics, Physics, etc.
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Intentional Poisoning* Advantages Gender Silent Male 46% Precise targeting Female 39% Depersonalized Unknown 16% Safe for attacker Profile Background Caucasian Public 71% Male Physician 8% Average or above intelligence Political 4% Underachiever Nurse 4% Personality defect Other 5% Cowardly, nonconfrontational Unknown 9% Nonathletic Neat and orderly, meticulous Careful planner *Source: Criminal Poisoning (2000) Loner J. H. Trestrail, Humana Press
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Properties of Ideal Poison Undetectable by senses Soluble Delayed effect Easily obtained Not traceable Symptoms mimic actual disease Chemically stable (?) Undetectable by instrumentation Potent
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Ga. Jury Convicts Woman in Antifreeze Death Woman guilty of murder by antifreeze — again Lynn Turner, former 911 operator, could face a death sentence in the 2001 killing of Randy Thompson, a Forsyth County firefighter and the father of her two children. She is already serving a life sentence for the 1995 death of her husband, Glenn Turner, a Cobb County police officer. Prosecutors said tests on their bodies showed they were poisoned with ethylene glycol, a sweet but odorless chemical in antifreeze. During Turner’s 2004 trial, they suggested it could have been placed in foods such as Jell-O. According to the DA, the motive in both cases was Turner’s greed for the victims’ life insurance money. MSNBC
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Acrylamide Jilted Lover : Scientist allegedly obtained the agent from the lab to poison her co-worker, who developed nervous system problems and muscle weakness after eating it in his food. Construction : Hallandsas tunnel construction halted (Sweden 1997). Acrylamide used in grouting to prevent water seepage. 20 workers experienced neurological symptoms (reversible). Several cows grazing nearby showed severe neural effects. Dead fish found in hatchery supplied by water from tunnel. Acrylamide found in ground water near tunnel. Potential exposures in biochemistry labs using acrylamide gels (including DNA
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