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Surprising sources of deadly poisoning

12-03-2019


Surprising sources of deadly poisoning Today’s Video of the Day from the American Chemical Society describes some of the most surprising sources of deadly poisoning.

For example, the Manchineel tree is known as the most dangerous tree in the world because it contains saps that is so poisonous that it is not even safe to stand under the tree when it rains. 

Furthermore, a bacteria called Clostridium botulinum produces a paralyzing nerve toxin known as botulism. One of the fundamental differences between group I and group II is that C. botulinum group I can lyse native proteins like coagulated egg white, cooked meat particles, whereas group II cannot. However, group II can ferment various carbohydrates like sucrose and mannose, and both of them can degrade the derived protein, gelatin. Also the  botulinum has not been shown to cause human or animal diseas

Although it is considered to be one of the most lethal substances in the world, highly diluted amounts of botulism are used in Botox to smooth wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles in the face. So as seen above in video the Surprising sources of deadly poisoning that occurs in and around the strangest ways youd least expect.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: American Chemical Society

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