Latest Toxicology Stories

2014-01-06 23:02:58

2012 report provides information about 3.3 million cases managed by poison centers nationwide. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 In 2012, America’s 57 poison centers managed 3.3 million cases, an average of more than 9,000 per day, according to the recently published 2012 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers’ National Poison Data System. The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) maintains the National Poison Data System (NPDS), a...

2013-12-23 23:03:27

This technical market research report from BCC Research provides a comprehensive overview of the major types of traditional toxicity testing in use, and the in vitro techniques that are being developed by industry, government agencies, and nonprofits. (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 According to a new technical market research report, In Vitro Toxicity Testing: Technologies and Global Markets, from BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com), the global in vitro toxicity testing market was valued...

2013-12-19 23:30:43

The team at BotoxJuvedermDoctor.com has seen firsthand what kind of results are possible with JUVÉDERM®, something that Allergan is trying to replicate for patients with their new JUVÉDERM® Treatment Visualizer App. In a new review BotoxJuvedermDoctor.com provides readers with an in-depth look at how the app works. (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 Anyone who’s been considering a JUVÉDERM treatment will want to read the latest post from BotoxJuvedermDoctor.com which...

2013-12-12 23:00:38

Discounts on Botox and dermal fillers available before Dec. 23 at Weight Loss & Skin Care Clinic. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Weight Loss & Skin Care Clinic is offering an end-of-year special valid through December 23, 2013. Patients can receive 25 percent off on Botox and dermal fillers. Weight Loss & Skin Care Clinic’s San Jose and Redwood City locations will be participating in this great deal. Botox and fillers are designed to reduce the look of aging. Botox...

2013-12-10 23:02:31

Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery & Vein Center is proud to announce it will now be offering VOLUMA™ by Allergan. DETROIT, MI (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery & Vein Center is proud to announce it will now be offering VOLUMA™ by Allergan. Dr. Rifai, Detroit Cosmetic Surgery Specialist, is among the first cosmetic surgeons in the nation to offer the VOLUMA treatment. He was hand-selected and recognized as an expert in his field, resulting in an early...

2013-12-05 23:46:26

Sometimes the cure can be worse than the disease. Pharmaceutical drugs are known for their potential side effects, and an important aspect of personalized medicine is to tailor therapies to individuals to reduce the chances of adverse events. Now researchers from North Carolina State University have updated an extensive toxicology database so that it can be used to track information about therapeutic drugs and their unintentional toxic effects. “Environmental science actually shares a...

2013-12-04 23:31:28

ECOBOND® LBP, LLC supports Federal and State programs for lead paint poison prevention through the development of effective and easy to use specialty products to seal and treat lead paint and lead dust. Multiple independent testing confirms that ECOBOND® LBP successfully reduces lead paint hazards for effective lead paint poisoning prevention. Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 Regulatory agencies such as OSHA and EPA have begun heavily enforcing lead poisoning prevention and...

Latest Toxicology Reference Libraries

Golfodulcean Poison Frog, Phyllobates Vittatus
2014-09-12 08:59:50

The Golfodulcean Poison Frog, Phyllobates Vittatus, is a species of frog belonging to the Dendrobatidae family that is native to Costa Rica. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical, moist, lowland forests and rivers. It’s threatened by habitat loss. Like all members of the genus Phyllobates, Golfodulcean Poison Frogs have highly potent neurotoxin alkaloid poisons in their skin. While it’s only the fourth most toxic of the genus, the Golfodulcean Poison Frog is still a highly...

Golden Poison Frog, Phyllobates Terribilis
2014-09-12 08:44:46

The Golden Poison Frog, Phyllobates Terribilis, known also as the Golden Frog, Golden Poison Arrow Frog or the Golden Dart Frog, is a poison dart frog that is native to the Pacific coast of Colombia. The optimal habitat of this frog is the rainforest with high rain rates, altitudes between 100 and 200 meters, temperatures of at least 26 degrees Celsius, and relative humidity of 80 to 90 percent. While in the wild, this is a social animal, living in groups of up to six individuals; however,...

Ranitomeya sirensis
2013-07-30 10:53:54

Ranitomeya sirensis is a species of poison dart frog that is native to Peru. It is widely known as the Sira Poison Dart Frog, or more popularly as R. lamasi. It is kept as a bet by herpetoculturists and is considered to be one of the more difficult poison dart frogs to keep due to its relative rarity and the fragile nature of its tadpoles. Like most Ranitomeya species, R. sirensis is a mildly toxic poison dart frog. Its skin secretes small amounts of pumiliotoxins which coat the frog and...

Mimic Poison Frog, Ranitomeya imitator
2013-07-29 16:30:53

The Mimic Poison Frog (Ranitomeya imitator) is a type of poison dart frog located in the north-central region of eastern Peru. Like most other Ranitomeya species, R. imitator has a mild toxicity compared to other poison dart frogs. It produces the potent pumiliotoxin B, but its small size limits the amount of poison it can secrete. Like other poison dart frogs, it does not produce toxin in captivity. It most likely gains its poison from consuming toxic insects or other invertebrates within...

Blue Poison Dart Frog, Dendrobates Azureus
2013-06-25 14:59:59

The Blue Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates azureus) is a species of poison dart frog located in the forests surrounded by the Sipaliwini savannah, which is found in southern Suriname and northern to central Brazil. This frog is widely known as the blue poison dart frog or by its Indian name, okopipi. The species name comes from the fact that it is colored azure. This medium sized frog weighs about eight grams. It grows between 3 and 4.5 centimeters long and has a typical lifespan of four to...

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