Check any package of bacon, hotdogs, or cold cuts and chances are you'll find nitrites listed among the ingredients.
How do vultures avoid getting sick since they are known as nature's "clean up crew?"
Botox is the marketing name given to a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin A. This toxin comes from the bacterium that produces the poisons responsible for causing botulism.
Since botulism bacteria cannot survive in oxygen, they form spores that lie dormant until they’re in an oxygen-free environment. For example, the oxygen-free insides of canned goods are prime breeding grounds for botulism.