Cicuta virosa – It is 150 centimeters high
The highest concentration of toxic substances is found in its rhizome.
- Deadly dose: 2g root
- Death: within 24 hours
- Poison: cicutoxin
- Aftermath: degeneration of skeletal muscles
- Where it grows: North and South America, Europe, Asia
- Occurrence in Poland: yes
In North America it has hundreds of poisoned sheep per year on its conscience. People can mistake its root with the parsley root, and the most common victims of harmful substances are children. Cicutoxin works very quickly, after just a few minutes you can observe irritations of mucous membranes and abdominal pain. If a man survives poisoning, it is very likely that he will struggle with damage to the central nervous system for the rest of his life. Unlike other animals, mice can without fear of poisoning eat plant seeds.
Chips threat – Health risk caused regular consumption
Chips threat – Health risk caused regular consumption – Polish scientists from the Institute of
Food and Nutrition demonstrated health risks, which carries regular consumption of chips.
Chips contain unhealthy fats, high in salt and acrylamide, which is toxic to the nervous system.
Induces chronic inflammation of the body and increases the risk of cancer. The study was conducted
on a group of 14 persons who at the 4 weeks after every packet of potato chips (160 g).
It turned out that after this time in their increased blood levels of acrylamide compounds responsible
for inflammation in the body (CRP, IL-6) and bad cholesterol (LDL). Further demonstrated that
acrylamide bound to hemoglobin, so that it can not be efficiently removed from the body.
Comet Hartley 2
Comet Hartley 2 – Which is indeed one of the smallest comet, it is the source of many remarkable discoveries. The researchers found that releases more gases than other similar to the comet. When approached to Earth in September 2010. With its nucleus in 8 days released up a huge amount of double cyanide produced by the toxic cyanides. Comet Hartley 2 is much smaller than the other, but much more active.
Venomous among primates – Nycticebus apes
Venomous among primates – Nycticebus apes of the genus are small primates represent earning the increase from 18 to 40 cm. They are among the few venomous mammals. In the upper limbs have glands that produce secretions, which combined with their saliva is toxic. They distribute poison tongue after the hair, thereby protecting the whole body. The bite can be dangerous even for an adult.