Castor oil seeds can kill

Castor oil is often added to sweets, chocolate and other foods and many people eat a small amount each day. Fortunately the castor oil we buy is carefully prepared because the castor bean is so toxic that it takes just one bean to kill a person. The poison is ricin, which is so deadly that workers who collect the seeds have strict safety guidelines to prevent accidental death. Despite this, many people working in the fields gathering the seeds suffer terrible side-effects.

Castor oil is often added to sweets, chocolate and other foods and many people eat a small amount each day. Fortunately the castor oil we buy is carefully prepared because the castor bean is so toxic that it takes just one bean to kill a person. The poison is ricin, which is so deadly that workers who collect the seeds have strict safety guidelines to prevent accidental death. Despite this, many people working in the fields gathering the seeds suffer terrible side-effects.

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