7 Everyday Foods That Just Happen To Be Poisonous

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7 Everyday Foods That Just Happen To Be Poisonous

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Including red kidney beans, to be boiled for 10 minutes before putting in your chilli.

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They missed off my favourite - chocolate - LD(50) around 22kg.

LD(50) is the lethal dose that would kill 50% of the population.

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exile wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:23 pm
They missed off my favourite - chocolate - LD(50) around 22kg.

LD(50) is the lethal dose that would kill 50% of the population.
Does that mean eating 22kg at one sitting? :o
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Well if it werecummulative then a lot of dead people are walking around. :D

Yes it is one sitting.

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Odd how LD50 is defined. It does not seem possible to administer a dose of posion and kill only half of the victims. I have often had to establish the safety of various substances from there safety data sheets and prefer to define the LD50 as half the lethal dose that would kill all the victims, that way it would not be a deadly dose if consumed. Anyone know the reason this strange definition is used?
It is therefore my reasoning that eating 22kg of choco in one go would not be lethal, but 44kg would
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Am I alone in thinking blowfish is hardly everyday food?

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No, I think I had at least 2 days last month without eating it.

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