Author Archives: Alere Toxicology

Drugs at music festivals

At this time of year our news feeds contain tales of revellers who have become seriously unwell or even died following the use of drugs at music festivals.  The festivals have a number of measures to try and protect the … Continue reading

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Hay fever season – effects of antihistamines on workplace safety

As spring gets into full swing and the grass is growing and the trees are in flower many of us will start to feel the effects of hay fever. A trip to the pharmacist very quickly provides us with the … Continue reading

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Toxicology – a look back in time

British Science Week is a good week to look at the science of Toxicology.  Toxicology is the branch of science that relates to poisons. Many ancient texts were written about plant toxins and the use of poisons, but it wasn’t … Continue reading

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The effects of recreational drugs on the heart

As the month of love ends, it’s a good time to think about the effects that recreational drugs have on the heart. We tend to focus more often on the immediate effects of recreational drug use and the risks that … Continue reading

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Winter ills – the risks to workplace safety

Many of us have been struggling of late with coughs and colds, and some even with flu. We are fortunate that we have access to a wide range of over-the-counter preparations to help alleviate the symptoms caused by these viral … Continue reading

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