Botulinum Toxin

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What is Botulinum Toxin?

Botulinum toxin is the most poisonous substance known to man. Even a small amount is lethal. It is produced by bacteria in the Clostridium genus. The US State Department reports that a number of countries that support terrorism are developing or have the toxin as a germ-warfare weapon. Some terrorists have tried attacks using botulinum toxin produced from bacterial spores found in the dirt. As a weapon, the toxin might be released in the air or placed in the food supply. The toxin causes the disease botulism. In tiny doses, the toxin is injected as a treatment for eyelid muscle spasms, migraine headaches, and other conditions.


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