• Question: what is the worst drug in the world

    Asked by 985xygg39 to Gavin, Karen, Mark, Michel, Roisin on 11 Nov 2016. This question was also asked by 572xygg39, yyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeee bboii.
    • Photo: Michel Destrade

      Michel Destrade answered on 11 Nov 2016:

      Nicotine causes the most widespread damage

    • Photo: Roisin Jones

      Roisin Jones answered on 11 Nov 2016:

      According to most research, in terms of the societal damage, economic damage and harm to the individual, the most dangerous drug is actually alcohol!

      If you’re asking what the deadliest drug in the world is, I believe the most poisonous thing out there are actually botulinum toxins, which only need a very very small dose to kill someone.

      Hope this answers your question!

    • Photo: Karen

      Karen answered on 11 Nov 2016:

      Yes botulism toxin is extremely deadly and is actually a toxin produced by clostridium botulinum, a bacteria that causes food poisoning (food poisoning which will probably kill you). I remember learning in college that 1g( I think, definitely a very small amount) in the Thames river would kill the entire population of London. It causes paralysis and because of this has been modified to make a drug which is used to treat patients with cerebral palsy and hemiplegia (post stroke). It helps loosen their muscles by paralysing the nerves that are causing there arms or legs to be rigid. Also used in the beauty industry to paralyse your face! The drug itself is not toxic, it has been modified from its original form. Sorry for rambling on and going off the point…I just love botulism ?