What are toxics?

toxic_can.jpgToxics is a term currently used to mean harmful chemicals produced by humans. It is similar in meaning to the words pollutants or contaminants.

shutterstock_48011581_convertedmushroom.pngThe word toxin has a different meaning. A toxin is a poisonous chemical produced by an animal or plant. Examples are the active chemicals in snake venom or a poisonous mushroom.