Image shows Poison Ivy from Batman caressing a venomous plant
"All things are poisons, for there is nothing without poisonous qualities. It is only the dose which makes a thing poison."

Welcome to the Poisons classroom! Just to make sure, this is a class for POISONS, not POTIONS. Although I am sure you will not need them, I do hope you have some bezoars on hand.

Throughout the course of this class, you will learn about various types of poisons, including snake venom, cleaning products, poison ivy, and mushrooms. Like Paracelsus said, everything is a potential poison, so we will not be able to cover every poison, but I think you learn a few useful bits of information.

My name is Scarlet Leslie-Lewis, Slytherin professor. I work as a pharmacist. Some of the lessons might be a little technical, but don't be afraid to ask me to explain concepts further. I look forward to a great term!

Please keep in mind that you must consult your doctor, pharmacist, nurse, or other trusted health care professional before taking anything that might effect your overall health. In case of a poison emergency, know your local poison center hotline number.