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Top 10 Most Deadly Poisons Known To Mankind

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Everyone wonders what the most deadly poisons they hear on the news can actually do to the human body. After watching several documentaries, I wanted to write an article about Top 10 Most Deadly Poisons Known to Mankind and expand on the aftereffects.

This article would not be a real top 10 article without proper research. No Wikipedia was used, just books, scholarly journals and other resources (i.e. newspapers, magazines etc.)

1. Cyanide:

Cyanide is a mitochondrial toxin that is among the fastest lethal poisons known to mankind. Used in both ancient and modern times as a method of execution, cyanide causes death within minutes to hours of exposure, just look at Hitler for example. Though significant cyanide poisoning is uncommon, it must be recognized quickly to ensure prompt and proper administration of life-saving treatment.

2. Arsenic:

Arsenic, element 33 on the Mendeleev chart, has a long and wicked history; its very name has become tantamount with poison. In the 15th and 16th centuries, the Italian family of Borgias used arsenic as their favorite poison for political assassinations. Some even have suggested that Napoleon was poisoned by arsenic-tainted wine given to him while he was in exile.

The metal was described as the instrumental agent in an epidemic of food-borne illness after a church gathering in which the coffee urn was apparently criminally polluted with arsenic. This highlights the need for an index of suspicion when multiple individuals present to an emergency department temporally related and with similar symptoms and conditions.

Arsenic is indeed considered a heavy metal and shares many toxic characteristics with the other heavy metals, like lead and mercury. Arsenic is also omnipresent in the environment. It ranks 20th in abundance in the earth’s crust, 14th in seawater, and 12th in the human body.

3. Zyklon B

Zyklon B was used in Germany before and during the World War II for fumigation and pest extermination on ships and inside buildings and machinery. In the Auschwitz concentration camp, it was initially used solely for the purposes of sanitation and pest control until the summer of 1941. After the end of August 1941, Zyklon was used in the camp, first experimentally and then routinely, as an agent of mass annihilation. Zyklon B contained diatomite, in the form of granules the size of fine peas, saturated with prussic acid. In view of its volatility and the associated risk of accidental poisoning, it was supplied to the camp in sealed metal canisters.

BAYER used to be a much bigger German chemical company, IG Farben. IG Farben operated in the Auschwitz death camp where it used prison labor in the production of synthetic rubber and oil. However, their most ghastly act was in the sale of Zyklon B – the poison used in the Nazi gas chambers. During the Nuremburg trials, 24 IG Farben executives were indicted and charged with 5 counts including “slavery and mass murder.” 25,000 of the 35,000 slave laborers who worked for IG Farben at Auschwitz died there.

4. Anthrax:

Cutaneous exposure to this poison can kill, but the most lethal, panic-driven form of anthrax is inhaled. It starts as a flu and does not get better and then all of the sudden your respiratory system collapses.

Anthrax is produced by the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis. This bacterium is most commonly found in agricultural regions because it occurs principally in animals. The most commonly affected areas include South and Central America, Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East.

When anthrax affects humans, it is usually due to an occupational exposure to infected animals or their products. Workers who are exposed to dead animals and animal products from other countries where anthrax is more common may become infected with B. anthracis (industrial anthrax).

5. Sulfur Mustard:

This chemical warfare agent is a class of related cytotoxic and vesicant chemical warfare agents with the ability to form huge blisters on the exposed skin and in the lungs. Scientists Wilhelm Lommel and Wilhelm Steinkopf, developed a method during WWI for large scale production of mustard gas for the Imperial German Army. The consequence of usage is worse than death.

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    • topper

      Arsenic is not remotely a metal, much less a “heavy metal”. It is a matalloid (semimetal) bordering on a nonmetal. In fact, its most common ion is the negative arsenide ion (an anion). Metals famously form positive ions (cations).

      Zyklon B is just a safe way of handling aqueous hydrogen cyanide (“prussic acid”) in the same sense that dynamite is a safe way of handling nitroglycerin. It is not in any way a unique poison. All inorganic cyanides are converted to prussic acid in the stomach.

      Volatile forms of mercury are indeed quite dangerous and can be absorbed directly inot the skin. In a famous incident, Dartmouth chemist, Karen Wetterhahn, was poisoned via adsorption of dimethyl mercury through the skin, even though she wore latex gloves when handling it.

    • HF

      Anthrax is a the virus itself, not a poison produced by a virus.

    • yourbesttop10

      It is too scary but it is also useful to mankind. I also see some similar article The Top Ten Deadliest Poisons Known To Humanity but it is a bit different from your article.

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    • The Skeptic

      Botulinum toxin makes some of those look pretty tame. Snails may move slowly but the cone snail can kill you in minutes. And nature has an amazing. and extremely lethal, array of protein based venoms.

      • RainMan

        Apples don’t contain arsenic, only the seeds do, a few flaws in this article.

    • an argie

      You are an idiot.
      Zyklon B starts becoming a gas at 26,7 degrees Celcius. Do you know how cold it is in the winter in Poland?
      it is IMPOSSIBLE to gas people without heating the whole thing up thoroughly.

      Furthermore: The holes in the ceiling were build AFTER WW.II.

      Did you know that the notorious “death camp” Auschwitz had a swimming pool, a brothel, a soccer field, a hospital, a post office, a cinema, etc. FOR INMATES?!
      Did you know the alledged gas chambers were situated WITHIN 30 YARDS of the officers mess and NEXT TO the hospital?
      Did you know over 3.000 babies were born in Auschwitz? AND THAT NONE DIED UNDER GERMAN RULE?

      The stories are getting more and more absurd. The Zionists think gentile are morons…

      Gassed 6 times and survived..

      Grinding concrete mixers

      Soap from human fat

      Lamps from human skin

      Jews, and other Holocaust promoters, may lie, but chemical tests do not lie. The only three chemical tests ever done on the facilities at the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, claimed by many to have served as deadly Nazi gas chambers during WWII, have all unequivocally shown an absence of hydrogen cyanide residual compound levels in the material of those facilities, which, scientifically, would have to currently exist in order to support the allegations that such facilities were ever used for gassings – a claim made ad nauseum by a group of people who call themselves “Holocaust survivors.” However, none of these so-called “Holocaust survivors” was ever subjected to cross-examination when they testified at the Nuremberg “war crimes” trials immediately after WWII, nor in any subsequent so-called “war crimes” trials, in which they testified to similar allegations against the Nazis. Additionally, no so-called “Holocaust survivor” has ever successfully passed a lie detector test regarding their allegations of mass murder against the Nazis.

      This video summarizes the results of chemical testing done at Auschwitz in 1988 (and introduced into court during the trial of Ernst Zundel in Canada that same year) by American gas execution equipment designer, constructor, installer, and troubleshooter, Fred Leuchter, who testified as an expert witness at the Zundel trial.

      In 2011 four volunteers were exposed to Zyklon-B –
      Four German human subjects are voluntary exposed brought to 72 times the amount of Zyklon B gas the Nazis allegedly have used in Auschwitz. They are exposed five times longer to the gas than it would have took to murder thousands of people in Auschwitz. They have volunteered to be human test subjects to let the truth come to light: Were their fathers and grandfathers killers, or are we all victim of a gigantic propaganda lie. The purpose of this video is to show that Zyklon-B is not dangerous unless it is heated, or is poured in acid. The alleged gas chambers at Auschwitz were originally build like a morgue. It is partially underground with a lot of dirt on the walls. It remains cool even in the summer heat. The idea that by simply pouring Zyklon B crystals by those holes in the walls let die in a few minutes is simply absurd. It is, in fact, a lie. Holocaust: The Truth does not fear investigation.

      Even the head curator of the Auschwitz museum already stated in 1992 ON CAMERAthat it was all a hoax…
      In a dramatic and unprecedented videotaped interview, Dr. Franciszek Piper, senior curator and director of archives of the Auschwitz State Museum admitted on camera that ‘Krema 1,’ the alleged ‘homicidal gas chamber’ shown off to hundreds of thousands of tourists every year at the Auschwitz main camp, was, in fact, fabricated after the war by the Soviet Union -apparently on the direct orders of Josef Stalin. What Piper said – in effect and on camera – was that the explosive 1988 Leuchter Report was correct: no homicidal gassings took place in the buildings designated as ‘homicidal gas chambers’ at Auschwitz.

      Find the one you cannot criticize and you’ll have the one in control




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