Perceived poisons

Kristine Nanagas, Mark A. Kirk

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Abstract

Perceived poisoning may manifest in numerous ways; however, all cases share certain characteristics. All are fostered by the wide availability of unreliable information about chemical safety, poor understanding of scientific principles, and ineffective risk communication. Although this problem is still incompletely understood, some approaches have been demonstrated to be useful, such as education about risk, appropriate reassurance, and empathy on the part of the practitioner. Successful management may curtail the spread or exacerbation of symptoms, whereas unsuccessful treatment may cause the problems to escalate, with detrimental effects on both society and patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1359-1378
Number of pages20
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Volume89
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2005

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Perceived poisons. / Nanagas, Kristine; Kirk, Mark A.

In: Medical Clinics of North America, Vol. 89, No. 6, 11.2005, p. 1359-1378.

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Nanagas, Kristine ; Kirk, Mark A. / Perceived poisons. In: Medical Clinics of North America. 2005 ; Vol. 89, No. 6. pp. 1359-1378.
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