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Klaus O, whose last name cannot be revealed due to privacy laws, worked for nearly four decades at a metal fitting company in Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany. He was caught on camera sprinkling poisonous heavy metals on his co-workers' food and drinks. W. Meier/Getty Images hide caption

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The CEO of Berlin's Charite Hospital, Karl Max Einhaeupl (left), and leading doctor Kai-Uwe Eckardt discuss the health of Pyotr Verzilov in Berlin on Tuesday. Verzilov, a member of Russian punk protest band Pussy Riot, was flown to Germany on Sept. 16 after a suspected poisoning. Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.K.'s head of Counter Terrorism Policing Neil Basu (right) and the chief medical officer for England Dame Sally Davies, speak at a news conference at New Scotland Yard in London on Wednesday. British police say a couple who are critically ill were exposed to the Russian nerve agent Novichok. John Stillwell/AP hide caption

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U.K. Police Investigating 2 New Cases Of Deadly Nerve Agent Poisoning

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Military personnel outside Bourne Hill police station in Salisbury, England, Sunday, as police and members of the armed forces probe last week's suspected nerve agent attack on Russian double agent spy Sergei Skripal. Andrew Matthews/AP hide caption

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The Highlands Acid Pit Superfund site remained flooded on August 31. The water has since receded, and some residents are concerned that toxins from the site could have spread into the nearby neighborhood. Jason Dearen/AP hide caption

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In Texas, Concerns About Damage To Flooded Toxic Waste Sites

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The elaborate Alnwick Garden in northeast England includes a "Poison Garden" that showcases plants with killer properties. Visitors are invited to look but not touch or even smell. Joanne Silberner for NPR hide caption

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The skin of the golden poison dart frog, Phyllobates terribilis, secretes a deadly poison that might lead to a better understanding of how to treat malfunctions of the human nervous system. Tambako the Jaguar/Getty Images hide caption

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Chemists Re-Create Deadly Frog Poison In The Lab

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Children can encounter lead in contaminated soil, paint, water and dust. Vladimir Popovic/Getty Images hide caption

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Pediatricians Call For More Testing And Tighter Rules On Lead Exposure

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Rhubarb: delicious with strawberry pie, but steer clear of the leaves. Rae Ellen Bichell/NPR hide caption

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Keep the soy sauce on your food, and use it in moderation. Aaron Tam/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The bean of the castor-oil plant, Ricinus communis, is used in the production of castor vegetable oil and ricin, a poison. Sasha Vasko/via Flickr hide caption

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