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To: kattracks
I have read that two thimbles full of ricin would be enough poison to kill all the people in a city the size of Houston and there is no antidote. Is that correct?
49 posted on 04/04/2003 9:31:26 AM PST by buffyt (Besides Slavery, Fascism, Nazism, Communism, war never solved anything.)
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To: buffyt
I have read that two thimbles full of ricin would be enough poison to kill all the people in a city the size of Houston, and there is no antidote. Is that correct?

As far as part one of the question, I can't say that that small a quantity could kill that many people, but it is correct to say that ricin is extremely toxic. It is the most lethal organic toxin known to man.

As to the second point of your question, yes, that is a fact, there is no known antidote to ricin, and it is so fast-acting, and difficult to detect, that getting an antidote in time would be problematical at best...

theinfowarrior

55 posted on 04/04/2003 9:46:55 PM PST by infowarrior
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