Science has discovered numerous such chemicals which are highly toxic in nature, to such an extent that even small quantities of these chemicals can be potent for human beings.
Listed below are top 10 most evil chemicals in the world:
Digoxin, a chemical extracted from foxglove plant is known as one of the most dangerous chemicals in the world. It has the capacity to improve the functioning of heart muscles and can prevent congestive heart failure if used in right dosage. But an overdose can cause heart attack and death. It was used by the US serial killer Charles Cullen to kill nearly 40 elderly patients.
9. Ethylene Glycol
The next name to be included among the top 10 most dangerous chemicals in the world is Ethylene Glycol, which is used as an anti freeze agent in cars. The sweet tasting toxic liquid should be kept out of reach of pets and children, as it leads to slow death with gradual failure of organ systems.
Another potent chemical known to man is ricin, a protein found in castor oil plant. This deadly chemical can cause death, if ingested or inhaled in minute quantities like just 1 mg. many countries are researching on this chemical for possible usage in biological warfare.
Strychnine is another extremely potent chemical, which is basically used as a pesticide for getting rid of birds and rodents and is quite difficult to detect, which makes it even more dangerous. It is believed that this chemical was used to assassinate Alexander the Great.
The next name to feature on the list of deadliest chemicals in the world is nicotine, which is found in cigarettes in small concentrations. However, consumption of its pure liquid form can cause death by getting mixed in the blood stream of the victim.