Accidental death from acute selenium poisoning

Tony Lewis
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (9): 487-488. || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb01017.x
Published online: 7 May 2007

To the Editor: I wish to address a statement made in a recent case report in the Journal entitled Accidental death from acute selenium poisoning.1 The authors claim that the death of a 75-year-old man after ingesting 10 g of sodium selenite “exposes the myth that natural therapies are inherently safe”.

  • Tony Lewis

  • Complementary Healthcare Council of Australia, Canberra, ACT.



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