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Ricin Found – Disease and Poison in Las Vegas(2)

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First news of 40,000 exposed to Hepatitis in Vegas and now authorities are reporting discovering what appears to be Ricin in a hotel. What’s up in Vegas? Reminds me of an art exhibit I recently saw (still on display at the Barrick Museum there) that depicts scenes of apocalypse and absurdity with Vegas as the backdrop.

Barrick Museum Exhibit

According to Yahoo News, Ricin is made from the waste left over from processing castor beans, and can be extremely lethal. As little as 500 micrograms, or about the size of the head of a pin, can kill a human, according to the CDC.

Yahoo Story on Ricin

I’ll be back within a few hours with my update on the Hepatitis case and back later today with my blog about why that case illustrates what an unmitigated disaster tort reform’s been for the citizens of Nevada.