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Natural Toxins

Although nature provides us with everything we need to be healthy, there are many things in nature that aren't healthy for us and can actually be poisonous or toxic. These poisons are called toxins. Toxins can be found in a variety of things like the venom from a rattlesnake, the leaves of an oleander bush, and the poison from a deadly mushroom. The toxins found in nature are there to protect the plant or animal from being eaten by another animal, or to kill an animal or insect for food. For example, a spider will use poison to paralyze a fly so that it can eat it.