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.
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.
Video Credit: American Chemical Society