Ricin as a weapon of mass terror--separating fact from fiction.

  title={Ricin as a weapon of mass terror--separating fact from fiction.},
  author={Leo J. Schep and Wayne A. Temple and Grant A Butt and Michael D Beasley},
  journal={Environment international},
  volume={35 8},
In recent years there has been an increased concern regarding the potential use of chemical and biological weapons for mass urban terror. In particular, there are concerns that ricin could be employed as such an agent. This has been reinforced by recent high profile cases involving ricin, and its use during the cold war to assassinate a high profile communist dissident. Nevertheless, despite these events, does it deserve such a reputation? Ricin is clearly toxic, though its level of risk… CONTINUE READING
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