Pictured above: Ricinus communis, Euphorbiaceae, Castor Oil Plant, fruits.
VAV!/April 17, 2013
According to officials, a letter addressed to President Obama that tested positive for the poison ricin was received at the remote White House mail screening facility Tuesday, April 16, 2013...
In the interest of public education and safety, Vintage Allies is offering our readers the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) definition and related information provided regarding ricin.
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.