Poisoning — United States
Ricin is a poison from the husks of castor beans, which are the seeds from the castor oil plant commonly found in nature. Castor oil, a strong laxative, is made by removing the husks and crushing the seeds, which have several other medicinal and manufacturing uses as well. Ricin is part of the waste produced when these products are made.
How deadly is ricin?
Weapons-grade ricin is produced in tiny particles that can be inhaled. The smaller the particles the more