"The Stockyeards Bluebeard"

Johann Otto Hoch

Posion: Arsenic

Type of poison: Arsenic was a common ingredient in a number of household products in the 19th century.

Level of Toxicity: One time oral can get one sick. Lethal is 60 milligrams. Unit measured is (mg)

"Chemistry of the Posion": Element, [As], state of matter: solid

Other uses of the poison: Used in wood preservation and insecticides.

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Effects or Symptoms in the Body

What does the chemical do to the body? Long-term exposure to arsenic in water can cause cancer in the skin, lungs, bladder, and kidney.

How does it interfere with the body? Interferes with the cellular longevity by alloestric inhibition of an essential metabolic enzyme, pyruvate dehydrogenase complex, which catalyzes the oxidation of the compounds.

Symptoms: Vary with the type and concentration of the poison, but abdominal pains, destruction of red blood cells (hemolysis), shock & death quickly.