Latest Poisoning News

2 convicted over carbon monoxide poisoning at Norwegian rave

Jan. 06, 2023 07:43 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two men were convicted Friday over an illegal rave in an underground bunker in Oslo that came to an abrupt end when dozens were taken to hospitals with carbon monoxide poisoning. The men, who had partially pleaded guilty, were each given 18 months in jail...

Massachusetts woman charged with fatally poisoning boyfriend

Dec. 23, 2022 14:27 PM EST

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman charged with fatally poisoning her boyfriend with a chemical commonly found in antifreeze and deicing fluid pleaded not guilty to murder and was held without bail at her arraignment Friday. Judy Church, 64, of Salisbury, is charged in...

David Tennant says series on Litvinenko poisoning is timely

Dec. 06, 2022 12:51 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — David Tennant remembers seeing in the news the image of Alexander Litvinenko lying in a hospital bed. It’s a photograph the actor has re-created — with support from makeup artists, prosthetic professionals and the art department— for his title role in...

Airbnb urged to require carbon monoxide devices after 3 die

Dec. 01, 2022 18:17 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Family members of three tourists who died while staying at an Airbnb in Mexico City, apparently of carbon monoxide poisoning, urged the short-term rental company Thursday to require detectors in properties it lists to prevent future tragedies. “Our main goal is...

Denver gets go-ahead from EPA after progress on lead pipes

Dec. 01, 2022 10:52 AM EST

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday approved a nearly $700 million plan to remove all lead water pipes in the Denver region, saying the local water utility's approach for reducing lead levels is succeeding and making swift progress. It's a recognition that cities can effectively address...

CDC to conduct health study at polluted former Army base

Nov. 09, 2022 18:31 PM EST

Federal health officials are conducting a new study to determine whether veterans once stationed at a now-shuttered California military base were exposed to dangerously high levels of cancer-causing toxins. The decision by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention comes nine...

1 dead, over a dozen sick from outbreak tied to deli meat

Nov. 09, 2022 18:19 PM EST

A food poisoning outbreak tied to deli meat and cheese has sickened 16 people, including one who died, U.S. health officials said Wednesday. Most were hospitalized and one illness resulted in the loss of a pregnancy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The...

Three teenagers found dead in car in Kosciusko County

Oct. 31, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

ETNA GREEN, Ind. (AP) — Preliminary autopsy results indictate three teenagers found dead in a car in northern Indiana might have died from carbon monoxide poisoning, Indiana State Police said Monday. The teens were found unresponsive Sunday in the car on a rural property near the...