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Biological Toxins

Research & Economic Development

"Biological toxins are any toxic substance that can be produced by microorganisms, animals and plants." ... "Unlike the case for toxic chemicals where supportive treatment is the only avenue following exposure, prophylactic vaccines and antitoxins also exist for some biological toxins." "...most biological toxins manifest acute effects, though a few produce long-term effects...."

Quotes from Barbara Johnson, Ray Mastnjak, and I. Gary Resnick. Safety and Health Considerations for Conducting Work with Biological Toxins. Applied Biosafety, 6(3) pp. 117-135 2001

Biological Toxin Information


For questions contact the Biological Safety Specialist



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Biological Safety Program

Research & Economic Development

650 Hill Hall

Dept. 4305

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2723


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