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Control and Use of Poisons

    Naturevolume 135pages10131015 (1935) | Download Citation



    THERE has recently been published the first report of the Poisons Board to the Home Secretary*. The document contains the report proper, together with the Poisons List which the Board is required by the Pharmacy and Poisons Act to prepare, and a draft of Poisons Rules which the Board recommends shall be made by the Home Secretary. The provisional proposals of the Board were published in the autumn of 1934, and, doubtless as the result of representations since received, have been substantially modified in certain particulars in the present report. The greater part of the Board's recommendations has to do with the control of the supply of poisons to the public, but owing to the present-day widespread use of some poisons in scientific and industrial work, the contents of the report are of interest to many others than those engaged in the preparation of medicines or the sale of poisons.

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