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What is Ricin? UAB expert explains

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It's a poison that's apparently easy to make, and is suspected of being in letters sent to Washington, DC Wednesday.

It's called Ricin, and it's a substance that's believed to have been placed in letters sent to President Obama and U.S. Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi.

Both letters were intercepted before reaching their intended destinations.

UAB Associate Professor David Pigott explains more about Ricin.

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