7 of the Deadliest Chemicals in the World

You don't ever want to encounter any of these dangerous substances.

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We all know that there are some substances that we need to stay away from at all costs but what are they and what do they do to the human body? In this video, we tackle seven of the most dangerous and deadliest chemicals in the world.

There's sodium cyanide which happens to be used industrially as a chemical reactant and can kill a human in seconds. What it does to kill you is suffocate you on a cellular level.

Next, there is venomous agent X, or VX,  a nerve agent that was created by British researchers in the 1950s for war. Just a mere 10 milligrams of this chemical can kill a human by paralyzing their lung and diaphragm muscles, essentially suffocating them.

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Chlorine trifluoride can corrode glass and set sand on fire and is mainly used as a component of rocket fuel. If this chemical meets water, it causes a violent explosive reaction.

Ricin is found in the seeds of castor oil plant and just a few small grains of the chemical can kill an adult human. There is currently no known antidote for it.

Have we piqued your curiosity yet? Then watch our video to find out more about these scary chemicals.

 

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