A 46-year-old member asked:
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how long is it supposed to it take for food poisoning to occur?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends : Some poisons act within minutes, e.g. Strong acid or alkali. Others may take years, e.g., low dose arsenic poisoning ; and a whole lot are inbetween. What poison do you have in mind?
Answered on May 7, 2013

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