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Ricin is a protein toxin that is extracted from the castor bean . It can be either a white powder or a liquid in crystalline form. Ricin can cause severe allergic reactions, and exposure to small quantities can be fatal.
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All about ricin - a poison from castor beans - may be used by terrorists - what it is, how to recognize it, what to do - It's all here, free from EHSO.
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Find out how ricin is made from castor beans, history of the toxin, how it works, ... What should someone do if they are exposed to ricin? For more information ...
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ricin n. A poisonous protein extracted from the castor bean and used as a biochemical reagent. ... is no cure for Ricin poisoning, and medical treatment is ...
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Ricin is widely available, easily produced, and derived from the beans ... Ricin, however, would have efficacy as a disabling agent. ...
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Ricin causes poisoning by getting inside the cells of a person's body and ... Ricin poisoning does not spread from person to person. ...
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CDI Factsheet: Ricin ... Ricin is the third most toxic substance known after plutonium and botulism. ... it takes so little ricin to kill one human being ...
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Ricin has some potential medical uses, such as bone ... to inject a poison ricin pellet under Markov's skin. • Some reports have indicated that ricin may have been ...
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Learn ricin poisoning symptoms, extraction from castor beans (Ricinis communis) and how it's been used as an agent of biological warfare (WMD) throughout history.
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Where is ricin found and how is it used? Ricin is part of the waste "mash" produced when castor oil is made. ... How can people be exposed to ricin? ...
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Ricin is a poisonous substance (toxin) found in the caster bean. ... the symptoms of ricin poisoning? Eating Castor beans or ricin-contaminated material causes ...
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Accidental exposure to ricin is highly unlikely. People can breathe in ricin mist or powder and be poisoned. ... Ricin poisoning is not contagious. ...
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exposure to ricin is highly unlikely. People can breathe ... would be needed to kill people if the ricin were inhaled (breathed in) or swallowed. ...
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You can find more detailed information on the CDC's Ricin Homepage. ... 1.5 What should I do if I feel I'm experiencing symptoms of ricin exposure? ...
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... Ricin Work? What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Ricin Exposure? ... What Can People Do If They Think They May Have Been Exposed to Ricin? FOR MORE INFORMATION: ...
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Ricin is a poison that can be made from the waste left over from processing castor beans. ... Ricin has some potential medical uses, such as bone marrow ...
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Are drug traffickers booby trapping their laboratories with ricin? ... Soon afterwards a wave of ricin alerts flooded police agencies. ...
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