Top 5 strangest poisons that can kill you

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There are some crazy poisons in this world of ours, and they’re often found in things you’d least expect.

In this week’s episode of Reactions, we break down our top five strangest poisons.

Another poison we didn’t have time to get to?

2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-P-Dioxin, more commonly referred to as “dioxin.”

It’s an environmental pollutant that’s super toxic to mammals. Long term exposure can cause birth defects, tumor growth, and a variety of other diseases.

The World Health Organization considers it a human carcinogen.

Reactions is a video series produced by the American Chemical Society and PBS Digital Studios.

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