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Posted by: Gregg_M_Madden at Mon Aug 26 08:07:34 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Gregg_M_Madden ]  
   

A substance may be completely harmless,beneficial to us, or only result in a minor reaction when it is toxic. We all need to drink water but even water can be toxic. A few years back a radio station held a contest to drink a large amount of water in a very short time. A contestant died. A single bee sting from an african bee would not be a problem for most of us. However, there are documented deaths of individuals that were stung hundreds of times. Is the sting from that bee venomous or toxic?
Google Erin Brockovich, toxic not venomous.


So toxic, in your OPINION, means harmless or only causes a mild reaction? You do realize that the study of things which include poisons, venoms, and other dangerous compounds is called toxicology, right? Venom is a mix of toxic compounds. If it enters your blood stream it is toxic to you. Are you trying to say that bees are not venomous either based on Chromium toxicity? LOL...

As far as hognose bites, why is it that bites do not result in the same reaction every time? The venom from venomous snakes works in very specific ways, dependent on the species, and always results in the same response or reaction.

There are many factors as to why you do not see the same reaction in all bites. Main one being, the amount of venom introduced to the blood stream. The amount delivered in a bite can range from none to enough to cause a reaction. Also, just because you do not see a reaction to a bite, this does not meam that there is no chemical reaction to the venom going on.

Another consideration.
How many people are bitten, have a reaction, and do not say anything or even report it? With all this BS about how they are not venomous, there would be no reason to report it.

With hogs growing in popularity, we will see many more bites and more and more that result in reactions like Troys and like the other 8 links I posted.


   

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