Tagged: saxitoxin

Natural AND Deadly - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jun 22, 2013

The marketing industry makes use of phrases such a “made only from natural ingredients” or “all-natural” to sell a range of products. In making such claims they rely on the myth that anything “natural” is good for us. Perhaps this myth arises from the misguided anthropocentric belief that the natural world was somehow designed to serve humanity (though how lions, … Read More

Outbreak of shellfish poisoning in the Bay of Plenty - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Dec 19, 2012

In the last week, twenty people have been poisoned by eating shellfish collected from the Bay of Plenty shoreline according to the Bay of Plenty District Health Board. They are calling it the worst outbreak ever seen in the area. Ten people have required hospital treatment and four people remain in hospital. Symptoms ranged from a tingling sensation … Read More