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Labs closed as student falls ill

Police in Southampton and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating after a 25-year-old Southampton University PHD chemistry student became ill - chemicals are being tested.

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Labs reopen after student poisoned

A number of science labs at Southampton University are due to reopen today after closing when a student became ill with chemical poisoning.

Tests revealed the 25-year old PhD chemistry student had arsenic and the highly toxic metal thallium in his body.

The man is being treated at a specialist toxicology unit in Cardiff following the incident more than three weeks ago,

A police investigation is underway but officers say the chemicals are not transmittable and may not be connected with the university at all.

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