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This image depicts a castor bean, Ricinus communis, still life, composed of two spiny seed pods, and a 12 castor beans scattered about the setting. In the foreground, two of the seeds were still encased inside their protective outer coat. Castor beans contain the water soluble highly-toxic poison known as ricin.
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- Ricin is a poison found naturally in castor beans. If castor beans are chewed and swallowed, the released ricin can cause injury. Ricin can be made from the waste material left over from processing castor beans. - It can be in the form of a powder, a mist, or a pellet, or it can be dissolved in water or weak acid. - It is a stable substance under normal conditions, but can be inactivated by heat above 80 degrees centigrade (176 degrees Fahrenheit).
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Frank Bryan
Creation Date:1966
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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