Ukraine’s Battlefield Is Haunted by Putin’s Chemical Weapons Legacy

While the risk remains ambiguous, the Russian leader’s long infatuation with the toxic arms fuels worries that the deadly poisons could be deployed in Ukraine.

#arms-control-and-limitation-and-disarmament, #assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #biological-and-chemical-warfare, #cold-war-era, #mariupol-ukraine, #navalny-aleksei-a, #organization-for-the-prohibition-of-chemical-weapons, #poisoning-and-poisons, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #syria, #united-states-international-relations, #your-feed-science

How 2 Industries Stymied Justice for Young Lead Paint Victims

The U.S. insurance and real estate industries have waged a decades-long campaign to avoid liability in lead cases, helping to prolong an epidemic. The cost for millions of children has been incalculable.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #insurance, #landlords, #law-and-legislation, #lead, #poisoning-and-poisons, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #ryan-sean-m, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states

Ukraine Claims Some Battle Successes as Russia Focuses on Another Front

With the fighting raging and sputtering attempts at diplomacy continuing, diplomacy between the two sides was continuing, with talks planned in Istanbul on Tuesday.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #poisoning-and-poisons, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

Cannibalistic Toads Reveal ‘Evolution in Fast Motion,’ Study Finds

The toxin that makes cane toads so poisonous is causing them to eat their young, but only in Australia, where they became an out-of-control pest.

#amphibians, #australia, #cannibalism, #central-america, #ecology-and-evolution-journal, #evolution-biology, #frogs, #invasive-species, #poisoning-and-poisons, #research, #your-feed-science

After Mounting a Comeback, Eagles Face a New Threat

A study of hundreds of bald eagles and golden eagles showed that nearly half of them had chronic lead poisoning.

#bald-eagles, #conservation-of-resources, #eagles-birds, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #golden-eagles, #hunting-and-trapping, #lead, #poisoning-and-poisons, #united-states

4-Year-Old and His Grandmother Were Killed by Poison, Police Say

There have been no arrests in the case, the police said, but the deaths of Wilhelm Ducatl and Tofoon Man are being investigated as homicides.

#bensonhurst-brooklyn-ny, #deaths-fatalities, #office-of-the-chief-medical-examiner-of-the-city-of-new-york, #poisoning-and-poisons, #police-department-nyc

Lawmakers Press Amazon on Sales of Chemical Used in Suicides

Even as grieving families tried to warn Amazon and other e-commerce sites of the danger, there were more purchases and more deaths.

#amazon-com-inc, #deaths-fatalities, #e-commerce, #ebay-inc, #etsy-inc, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #house-committee-on-energy-and-commerce, #poisoning-and-poisons, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

After 8 Wolves Are Poisoned, Oregon Police Ask for Help

From February to July, an entire pack and three other wolves were found dead from poisoning, according to the authorities.

#endangered-and-extinct-species, #hunting-and-trapping, #oregon, #poisoning-and-poisons, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #wolves

How to Minimize the Risk of Food Poisoning

You can protect yourself up to a point if you take proper precautions with the foods you purchase.

#bacteria, #e-coli-bacteria, #food, #food-contamination-and-poisoning, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #poisoning-and-poisons, #salmonella-bacteria

That Tainted Halloween Candy Myth Just Won’t Go Away

Despite a lack of evidence, warnings about dangers lurking in treats have been an annual ritual for decades. The newest twist involves weed.

#candy, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #children-and-childhood, #consumer-protection, #content-type-service, #drug-enforcement-administration, #food-contamination-and-poisoning, #halloween, #marijuana, #poisoning-and-poisons

Are Essential Oils Safe for Kids?

Some sellers promote the health benefits of these plant extracts with evangelical zeal. But they have few proven benefits and, in some cases, can carry serious risks.

#accidents-and-safety, #burns, #children-and-childhood, #parenting, #poisoning-and-poisons, #skin

Ivermectin Demand Surges Though It Doesn’t Work for Covid-19

Prescriptions for ivermectin have jumped to more than 88,000 per week, some pharmacists are reporting shortages and people are overdosing on forms of the drug meant for horses.

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #ivermectin, #poisoning-and-poisons, #research, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

In First Interview From Jail, an Upbeat Navalny Discusses Prison Life

Russian political prisoners today are subjected to “psychological” pressure, said the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny, who is forced to watch state TV for more than eight hours a day.

#navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

Outbreak of Poisonous Browntail Moth Caterpillars Plagues Maine

The caterpillars, known as browntail moths, have tiny hairs that can cause skin rashes and even breathing issues for some people.

#browntail-moths, #butterflies-and-moths, #cape-cod-mass, #caterpillars, #invasive-species, #maine, #poisoning-and-poisons, #waterville-me

Russian Spy Unit Investigated for Links to Bulgarian Explosions

The probe will look at whether Unit 29155, an elite group of Russian intelligence operatives, is connected to a series of blasts at ammunition depots over the past 10 years.

#bombs-and-explosives, #bulgaria, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #gebrev-emilian, #poisoning-and-poisons, #politics-and-government, #russia, #sabotage-crime, #skripal-sergei-v, #ukraine, #unit-29155-russian-intelligence-group

Florida Family Indicted for Selling Toxic Bleach as ‘Miracle’ Coronavirus Cure

A Florida grand jury indicted a man and his three sons, accusing them of marketing an “unproven and potentially harmful” solution as a remedy for Covid-19, cancer, autism and more.

#advertising-and-marketing, #bradenton-fla, #food-and-drug-administration, #frauds-and-swindling, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #genesis-ii-church-of-healing, #jonathan-grenon, #jordan-grenon, #joseph-grenon, #mark-grenon, #miracle-mineral-solution, #poisoning-and-poisons, #rumors-and-misinformation

The Arms Merchant in the Sights of Russia’s Elite Assassination Squad

Russian spies have twice tried to poison Emilian Gebrev. Now, revelations in the Czech Republic show they also destroyed shipments of his military supplies.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #babis-andrej, #czech-republic, #defense-and-military-forces, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #european-union, #moscow-russia, #poisoning-and-poisons, #putin-vladimir-v, #salisbury-england, #skripal-sergei-v

Aleksei Navalny Should Be in Intensive Care, His Doctors Say

Doctors said recent blood tests indicated that the Russian opposition leader, who is nearly three weeks into a hunger strike, was at risk of heart failure and “could die at any moment.”

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #hunger-strikes, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #political-prisoners, #prisons-and-prisoners, #russia

Trump’s Killing Spree Continues

Arizona follows a model that lets the government ignore questions of cruelty.

#arizona, #barr-william-p, #brnovich-mark, #capital-punishment, #constitution-us, #criminal-justice, #food-and-drug-administration, #poisoning-and-poisons, #trump-donald-j

Navalny’s Health Is Deteriorating in Prison, His Lawyers Say

Aleksei A. Navalny, a Russian opposition leader who survived a poisoning last year, has numbness in one leg so severe that he cannot put weight on it.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

More Childhood Lead Poisoning Is a Side Effect of Covid Lockdowns

Lead screenings for children plummeted last spring, and stay-at-home orders may have increased household exposure to the toxic metal.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #lead, #michigan, #minnesota, #new-york-city, #poisoning-and-poisons, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tests-medical, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Biden Administration Announces First Sanctions on Russia in Navalny Case

The action came as the administration declassified an intelligence finding that the F.S.B., one of Russia’s leading intelligence agencies, was responsible for the poisoning of Aleksei A. Navalny.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #european-union, #federal-security-service, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Children Are Consuming Hand Sanitizer. Here’s How to Keep Them Safe.

During the pandemic, there was a dramatic increase in exposures to hand sanitizer reported among kids under 6, U.S. poison center data shows.

#cleansers-detergents-and-soaps, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #poisoning-and-poisons

How Investigative Journalism Flourished in Hostile Russia

A new wave of news outlets has used conventional, and unconventional, methods to pierce the veil of Putin’s power.

#anti-corruption-foundation, #corruption-institutional, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #meduza-medusa-project-sia, #moscow-russia, #navalny-aleksei-a, #news-and-news-media, #poisoning-and-poisons, #putin-vladimir-v, #rumors-and-misinformation, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates

Extreme Cold Killed Texans in Their Bedrooms, Vehicles and Backyards

At least 58 people died in storm-affected areas stretching to Ohio, victims of carbon monoxide poisoning, car crashes, drownings, house fires and hypothermia.

#carbon-monoxide, #deaths-fatalities, #deaths-obituaries, #hypothermia, #poisoning-and-poisons, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #texas, #weather

What Awaits Navalny in Russia’s Brutal Penal Colony System

Its prison camps, descended from the Soviet gulag, are notoriously harsh. But in a shift from the Stalin era, inmates have treated political prisoners with respect.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #political-prisoners, #prisons-and-prisoners, #russia

‘I Am Not Afraid’: With Her Husband in Prison, Eyes Turn to Yulia Navalnaya

After Aleksei Navalny’s sentencing, his wife, Yulia Navalnaya, has been reluctantly thrust into a public spotlight, winning admirers but making her a target of Kremlin propaganda.

#moscow-russia, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #yulia-navalnaya

Vladimir Putin Has Become America’s Ex-Boyfriend From Hell

He’s not very important to us, but he keeps stalking us.

#anti-corruption-foundation, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #united-states-international-relations, #us-federal-government-data-breach-2020

Severe Punishment Awaits Protesters in Russia, Kremlin Says

The authorities said some protesters at the demonstrations calling for the release of the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny could be charged with serious offenses carrying prison sentences.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

Aleksei Navalny and the Future of Russia

Over the weekend, a standoff between President Vladimir Putin and his loudest critic became a showdown in the streets. Could this be a turning point?

#corruption-institutional, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

Raised on Le Carré, He Wrote a Thriller Dipped in Poison

Sergei Lebedev is making his debut as a spy novelist with “Untraceable,” a book inspired by the attempted killing of a former Russian intelligence agent.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #lebedev-sergei-1981, #poisoning-and-poisons, #russia, #untraceable-a-gripping-mystery-thriller-book, #writing-and-writers

Navalny Prepares to Fly to Moscow, Despite Threat of Arrest

Aleksei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, says he will fly home from Germany on Sunday. The Russian authorities have said they will “take all actions” to detain him.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #germany, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

Aleksei Navalny Says He’ll Return to Russia on Sunday

The opposition leader has been recovering in Germany from a poisoning attack widely believed to have been carried out by the Russian state.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #germany, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #russia

FDA Issues Sportmix Recall After 28 Dogs Die

Midwestern Pet Foods Inc. issued the voluntary recall after tests showed that aflatoxin, which is produced by mold, exceeded acceptable levels, the F.D.A. said.

#cats, #dogs, #food-and-drug-administration, #food-contamination-and-poisoning, #midwestern-pet-foods-inc, #pet-foods, #pets, #poisoning-and-poisons, #recalls-and-bans-of-products

Recall Is Issued for Sportmix Pet Food After 28 Dogs Die

Midwestern Pet Foods Inc. issued the voluntary recall after tests showed that aflatoxin, which is produced by mold, exceeded acceptable levels, the F.D.A. said.

#cats, #dogs, #food-and-drug-administration, #food-contamination-and-poisoning, #midwestern-pet-foods-inc, #pet-foods, #pets, #poisoning-and-poisons, #recalls-and-bans-of-products

Russian Police Arrest a Top Navalny Ally, Lyubov Sobol

The police detained Lyubov Sobol amid a crackdown on activists seeking to draw attention to the nerve-agent poisoning of the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #federal-security-service, #moscow-russia, #poisoning-and-poisons, #russia

As Evidence Mounts that Navalny Was Poisoned by State, Russians Just Sigh

Aleksei Navalny, the top critic of President Putin, has aired evidence that he was poisoned by his own government. Russians have responded with fear, disbelief and a lot of apathy.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #mansky-vitaly-1963, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

Navalny Says Russian Agent Confessed to Plot to Poison Him

Aleksei A. Navalny, the Russian opposition leader, published a recording of a phone call in which he says he tricked a security official into exposing the plot.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #federal-security-service, #poisoning-and-poisons, #russia

Putin Denies Involvement in Poisoning of Navalny

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia laughed off a question about the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny at a marathon news conference where he also defended his country’s coronavirus response.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #federal-security-service, #germany, #navalny-aleksei-a, #organization-for-the-prohibition-of-chemical-weapons, #poisoning-and-poisons, #russia

Russian Officers Were Near Navalny When He Was Poisoned, Report Says

The agents, from a unit with poisonous chemicals expertise, were tracked by their telephones, the Bellingcat investigative group said, the strongest evidence of Moscow’s involvement in the nerve agent attack.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #bellingcat, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #federal-security-service, #poisoning-and-poisons, #russia

The Appealing and Potentially Lethal Delicacy That Is Fugu

Eating has been a perilous act for most of human history, but Western diners have lately become that much more obsessed with the idea that our meals might destroy us.

#far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #food, #fugu-fish, #japan, #japanese-food-cuisine, #poisoning-and-poisons, #seafood

The African Crested Rat Covers Itself With Poison That Can Take Out an Elephant

The African crested rat gnaws on poisonous tree branches, then grooms its noxious spittle into its fur.

#hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #poisoning-and-poisons, #research, #rodents, #your-feed-science

Navalny Poisoning: E.U. Preparing Sanctions on Putin Allies

Six high-ranking Russian officials who are believed to be involved in the attack on the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny face asset freezes and bans on travel to the bloc.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-union, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

Our Leader’s Life Is at Risk. Cue the Conspiracy Theories.

Poisons, plots and psychic powers — why is the president’s health such fertile ground for the paranoid imagination?

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #conspiracy-theories, #lincoln-abraham, #poisoning-and-poisons, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

Nerve Agent Was Used to Poison Navalny, Chemical Weapons Body Confirms

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons concluded that the nerve agent was used against the Russian opposition leader, Aleksei Navalny, bolstering similar assessments from three European countries.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #germany, #international-relations, #navalny-aleksei-a, #organization-for-the-prohibition-of-chemical-weapons, #poisoning-and-poisons, #russia

After ‘The Salisbury Poisonings,’ Locals Picked Up the Pieces

A new AMC show dramatizes the 2018 poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. Even for a reporter who covered the real events, the four episodes contain revelations.

#the-salisbury-poisoningstv-program, #amc-tv-network, #assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #great-britain, #news-and-news-media, #poisoning-and-poisons, #russia, #skripal-sergei-v, #sturgess-dawn, #television

Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Says Putin Is Behind His Poisoning

In an interview with Der Spiegel, Aleksei Navalny said the use of a military-grade nerve agent was proof that Russia’s president was involved.

#der-spiegel, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

Teacher in China Is Sentenced to Death for Poisoning 25 Students

The teacher put nitrite in the kindergarten students’ breakfast porridge, poisoning 25 and killing one.

#china, #deaths-fatalities, #education, #henan-province-china, #poisoning-and-poisons

Will Navalny’s Poisoning Force Germany to Get Tough on Russia?

The poisoning of Aleksei A. Navalny could be a chance for Berlin to take a tougher stance against Moscow. But experts remain skeptical.

#europe, #germany, #merkel-angela, #moscow-russia, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #russia

Russia Freezes Navalny’s Assets as He Recovers From Poisoning

Aleksei A. Navalny was still in a medically induced coma in Berlin when a court in Russia froze his bank accounts and barred him from selling or mortgaging his apartment in Moscow.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #assets-frozen, #berlin-germany, #coma, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #prigozhin-yevgeny-v, #russia