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Where Is Ricin Found and How Is It Used?

  • Castor beans are processed throughout the world to make castor oil. Ricin is part of the waste “mash” produced when castor oil is made. Amateurs can make ricin from castor beans.
     
  • Ricin has some potential medical uses, such as bone marrow transplants and cancer treatment (to kill cancer cells).

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