Date: Sat, 27 May 2006 07:15:05 -0400
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Subject: Re: MSDS question

From: ahalltoxic**At_Symbol_Here**MSN.COM
Re: [DCHAS-L] MSDS question

> From a Medical Toxicology Perspective:  anyone who induced vomiting  
> in a 
patient who has ingested any amount of potassium permanganate (however 
dilute) has probably just committed malpractice.  There are other, 
better, ways to deal with this poisoning.  For example, for your  
programs, inside each and every telephone book in the US is a toll- 
800 number that will connect you to your appropriate Regional Poison 
Center for expert advice on all poisonings, whether by ingestion,  
or eye exposure, or inhalation.  They have access to the most up-to- 
medical treatment recommendations and can put you in touch with 
appropriate health care practitioners in a variety of medical fields.  
Please don=92t just rely on MSDS for Medical advice.  Often out-of- 
and sometimes seriously flawed.

Happy to answer individual questions.

Alan H. Hall, M.D.
President and Chief Medical Toxicologist

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