Poison is a chemical that can be highly toxic and harmful to the human body. When a poison is ingested or accepted into the body, it tends to either shut down various organs and kill the host or simply cause a lot of pain and sickness. Poison can be brought into the body through ingestion, inhalation, or absorption through the skin. There are cures for many poisons, but some tend to lead to death before many victims can get help from the poison control society in their area or the local hospital. Here are ten of the most deadly poisons known to man.


Botulinum is considered the number one most toxic poison in the entire world. It is generally used in cosmetic products, but a single teaspoon is said to kill up to 1.2 billion people. When it comes into contact with the body, it may cause blurred vision, slurred speech, muscle weakness, and death.


Ricin is a type of deadly poison that can be found in various plants, especially castor beans. The poison is capable of being extracted and used against mankind as a sort of weapon of mass destruction. It is almost always fatal if chewed or swallowed.

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