Death on the bottom of the tube. The most dangerous poisons and their influence on the organism
The human body - is a fragile system, imbalance in the job that can make any, even the most harmless substance. The question is usually only a dose. All kinds of toxins and poisons accompany the person almost anywhere. In order to face them, you do not necessarily need to be a politician or a billionaire's being hunted killer crowd with hidden syringes.
In this article, we will tell you about the most dangerous toxins and poisons, ranging from those that can be found in each apartment, to more exotic solutions and gases.
Although today in any pharmacy you can buy modern electronic thermometer, certainly in almost every apartment, no, no, yes, and there is a good old-fashioned mercury thermometer with a yellow stripe. Mercury, which, incidentally, contained not only in thermometers, but also in some types of lamps, is one of the strongest poisons for humans. Mercury poisoning is accompanied by a metallic taste in the mouth, acute abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, blood in the stool, and bleeding gums. However, in regular contact with small doses of mercury a person dies not once, and this can easily be confused with the death of an ordinary heart attack. That is why during the Soviet era mercury and has become quite a popular weapon with which some desperate woman decides to lime their unloved husbands.
2. The poison curare
The poison curare, which is made from the bark of a plant that grows in South America, is one of the most well-known poisons in the world. Use it for the first time hit upon the Indians living in the Amazon River valley, which was applied to the poison arrows. This boom became a deadly weapon for hunting of animals and to hunt humans. No matter in what part of the body accounted shot. Even if an arrow pierced any vital organ, plant alkaloids, which are contained in the poison, immediately deprived of the ability to move the victim and paralyzed the respiratory system, causing death by asphyxiation. By the way, despite the fact that the death of the victim need only small scratches, after the heat treatment the meat of dead animals poison loses its power, and the meat is considered a real delicacy among the natives. Today, curare and its derivatives in therapeutic doses is actively used in medicine to soothe the nervous system and relax the muscles of the patient at the time of surgery.
If thermometers have virtually everyone, and curare can be found in the operating room, the sarin - one of the most deadly poison gas in the world - is now virtually impossible to get. This gas has a property of nerve agents and pending international conventions Chemical Weapons Americans used as a warfare agent. Inhalation sarin lethal concentration achieved after only one minute. After poisoning the victim loses control of his body. Typical symptoms of poisoning include vomiting, involuntary defecation and urination, painful convulsions and, eventually, heart failure.
A well-known case of the use of sarin attack was the members of the sect "Aumsinriko" in the Tokyo subway. Fanatics sprayed sarin on the train, with the result that affected hundreds of passengers. Last sarin used as a chemical weapon in Syria where according to various sources, from the gas action died from two hundred to several thousand people, including children.
Tetrodotoxin - this is one of the most powerful nerve agents poisons in the world, which is found in fish, puffers. This toxin when ingested immediately absorbed into the blood and affects the kidneys, nerves and heart. Poisoning is accompanied by cramps, vomiting and excruciating abdominal pain. Ultimately, poisoning the victim loses control of the respiratory muscles and die from suffocation. Earlier this poison, doctors tried to apply as a strong analgesic, however, this idea was abandoned because of strong toxicity of the drug. Incidentally, the tetrodotoxin found in fish, used to prepare the famous Japanese delicacy dish - fugue. The slightest mistake in the cooking process makes the dish deadly, because many internal organs of fish known to contain a lethal dose of poison. However, this does not stop foodies who want to tickle your nerves, and only in the last three years, more than a hundred people went to the hospital after being poisoned poorly prepared fugu.