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What is the difference between toxins and toxicants?

The terms toxicants and toxins both refer to toxic substances. But, toxins are natural products such as the ones found in poisonous mushrooms, or in a snakes' venom. Toxicants are man-made products, artificial products introduced into the environment due to human activity; examples are industrial waste products and pesticides.

Learn more from following Odyssey log:
'The Toxicant Build-up'
"The terms toxicants and toxins both refer to toxic substances. But toxins are natural products such as the ones found in poisonous mushrooms, or in a snakes' venom. Toxicants are man-made products, artificial products introduced into the environment due to human activity; examples are industrial waste products and pesticides."
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