Element in rat poison?
There are many elements in rat poison. The most well known of all elements in rat poison is the infamous arsenic.
Several. Arsenic was once used as a rat poison and also has use in medicine (bone marrow disorders as an example. Thallium was once used as a rat poison and was once used to treat Syphillis Barium used to be used in rat poison and is used in medicine (barium meal) for some types of scan. Mostly these days however it is a compound that applies to both rather than an element - that being…
Arsenic would be the primary element you would want as a rat poison. However, arsenic is not as common a component of rat poisons today; most manufacturers have substituted anticoagulants; metal phosphides of aluminum, calcium, magnesium, and zinc; and, vitamins D, D1, and D2 that are highly toxic to rats.