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Poisons and Poisoning
"An inside look into the chemical villains that scar our harmonious nature. Good luck...and beware."
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What produces the Botulinum toxin?
This dangerous arachnid, dwelling in tropical and temperate regions, produces a neurotoxin which is fatal in some cases. Hint: this animal is identified by a red hour-glass shaped mark on its body.
What does DDT stand for?
Dangerous Discovered Toxin
In the 8th century, the Byzantines staved off an Arab invasion using a powerful substance of an obscure nature. What was it called?
The wrath of God
During the Vietnam War, a chemical mixture was used as a defoliant, and was prepared by mixing 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T. What was this mixture called?
What are substances capable of producing mutations called?
Hydrocarbons usually cause depression of the central nervous system. Which of the following is not an example of a hydrocarbon?
There is a common air pollutant which does its damage by binding to the molecule of hemoglobin in the blood stream, causing asphyxiation. What pollutant is this?
Which of the following organisms produces moneran toxins?
Bacterial exotoxins are poisonous proteins produced by bacteria. Generally speaking, exotoxins are produced by Gram-positive organisms. However, at least two Gram-negative bacteria are known to produce exotoxins also, one of which causes a fairly common disease in less developed parts of the globe, characterized by intense diarrhea, and many times leading to death through dehydration. This bacterium is the:
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