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Sunday, May 22, 2005

Ricin

Duncan Campbell writes in The Guardian (UK) that: " ... ricin is not a weapon of mass destruction. It is a poison which has only ever been used for one-on-one killings and attempted killings. " On the other hand, the US Armed Forces Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Survival Manual states that: "Acute lung injury in large numbers of geographically clustered patients suggests exposure to aerosolized ricin." which suggests that ricin could be used as a biological weapon.

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