Poisoning

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attends a working lunch at the Group of 20 (G-20) summit in Osaka, Japan, Friday, June 28, 2019. (Kiyoshi Ota/Pool Photo via AP)
June 28, 2019 - 4:36 am
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit meetings in Osaka, Japan (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May, the first such top-level encounter in years. Relations between Russia and Britain have been in...
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April 25, 2019 - 1:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. food poisoning outbreaks don't appear to be going away anytime soon, as shown by recent illnesses tied to raw turkey, ground beef, cut melon and romaine lettuce. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in a report Thursday that the frequency of several types of...
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April 24, 2019 - 7:51 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Major food companies in Italy and Denmark have received letters containing an unidentified powder and written threats requesting they pay money or risk having their products poisoned, authorities said Wednesday. Danish police said the letters in Denmark contained "a...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, trees reflect in a swimming pool outside Erica Hail's Paradise, Calif., home, which burned during the Camp Fire. Water officials say the drinking water in Paradise, which was decimated by a wildfire last year, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene. Fixing the problem could cost $300 million and take up to two years. The Sacramento Bee reports Thursday, April 18, 2019, experts believe the extreme heat of the November firestorm created a "toxic cocktail" of gases in burning homes that was sucked into water pipes when the system depressurized. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
April 18, 2019 - 3:10 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The drinking water in Paradise, California, where 85 people died in the worst wildfire in state history, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene, water officials said. Officials said they believe the contamination happened after the November firestorm...
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Russian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko, right, shakes hands with Novichok poisoning victim Charlie Rowley, inside the Russian Embassy in London, where they met for talks Saturday April 6, 2019. UK citizen Charlkie Rowley, who was exposed to the deadly Novichok nerve agent in June 2018 in Amesbury, England, near Salisbury the city where Russian former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with Novichok, visited the Russian Embassy in London to seek answers to their questions about the notorious poisoning. Rowley survived the poisoning, though still suffers various health problems, but his partner Dawn Sturgess died. (RTR via AP)
April 07, 2019 - 3:39 pm
LONDON (AP) — A British man who survived exposure to a military grade nerve agent said he has questioned Russia's ambassador to the U.K. about the accidental poisoning that killed his girlfriend last year, a newspaper reported Sunday. Charlie Rowley told the Sunday Mirror that Ambassador Alexander...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2018, file photo, a high school principal displays vaping devices that were confiscated from students in such places as restrooms or hallways at the school in Massachusetts. On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it has not established a direct connection between vaping and seizures but is seeking more information. Regulators noted that seizures and convulsions are a known side effect of nicotine poisoning. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
April 03, 2019 - 4:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are investigating whether electronic cigarettes may trigger seizures in some people who use the nicotine-vaping devices. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it has reviewed 35 reports of seizures among e-cigarettes users, mainly in young people...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2012 file photo, a farm worker carries heads of romaine lettuce in a field near Holtville, Calif. In a Nov. 15, 2018 email, James Gorny, a senior science adviser for produce safety at the FDA, wrote that growers “cannot cling to their generic E. coli monitoring standard,” which he called “unacceptable.” The message came five days before the FDA made public another outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, and after a separate outbreak earlier in the year sickened more than 200 and killed five. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
March 29, 2019 - 11:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Emails show a U.S. Food and Drug Administration official's concerns about the produce industry's practices after repeated food poisoning outbreaks tied to romaine lettuce. In emails to colleagues, a senior FDA official said the industry needed to change how it tests water used to...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves the Guildhall, in Salisbury, England, Monday, March 4, 2019, on the first anniversary of the Skripal poisoning. British authorities say they have completed the cleanup of the southwestern English city of Salisbury, where a former Russian spy was poisoned with a nerve agent. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
March 04, 2019 - 12:43 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May praised the "spirit and resolve" of people in Salisbury, England as the city on Monday marked a year since a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy. The poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, represented the first use of a nerve agent...
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March 01, 2019 - 9:57 am
LONDON (AP) — British authorities say they have completed the cleanup of the southwestern English city of Salisbury, where a former Russian spy was poisoned with a nerve agent. Sergei Skripal's home and 11 other potentially exposed sites were declared free of military grade Novichok after a...
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February 22, 2019 - 7:56 am
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish magistrate has opened an investigation into whether there is a link between the death of a woman and a meal she ate at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Valencia where officials have identified suspected cases of food poisoning. A Valencia court statement Friday said the...
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