Does poison become more poisonous or less poisonous after the expiration date?

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In case you are or have been a science student. You will be very much familiar with chemicals. Most of us pick science in matriculation. So, we can get admission to great colleges. Many of us have noticed synthetic substances in the research center during practicals. Whenever we run over a compound or a toxin, we quickly consider what happens when a toxin becomes expired? Does a toxin turn out to be more harmful or less toxic after the expiration date? Even though it’s an inept question, we prefer to think of it as worth reasoning.


Most importantly we should clear the wording poison. What is poison? Poison is a substance that is equipped for causing disease or passing of a living organic entity when presented or consumed. Whatever can cause disease or passing can be a toxin even water can be a toxic substance. Indeed, water taken in abundance can cause overhydration and can prompt the demise of an individual. The lone misinterpretation we have is poison is the deadliest substance. To be sure it is nevertheless harming. Itself isn’t the deadliest, its utilization makes it perilous.

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Most importantly, “Expiry Dates” are not some sort of cutoff time, where yesterday was fine and useless tomorrow. They’re the time where the producer asserts that the item will be up to their quality principles. It makes no cases after that.“Not up to quality” for a toxic substance could mean anything. It very well may be more harmful; it very well maybe less. It very well may be distinctively poisonous, so that it’s no longer as viable against its objective however could make serious mischief to different species. It just implies that one compound might have begun to debase, and the finished result of that degradation could be different. It isn’t a Yes or No question.


Numerous natural harms like most normal insect sprays and herbicides separate over the long haul and ultimately lose their malice. They become less harmful, which means you need a greater portion, yet you’d need to stand by years after the termination before it quit working through and through.

Snake venoms, which are proteins, will denature after some time and will become pointless and quit working. You can’t keep snake toxin in a container perpetually, and that is the reason snake toxin for making neutralizer is refrigerated during transport - it eases back down denaturing.

So the appropriate response is, it can turn out to be less noxious, it can turn out to be more harmful, yet poison is consistently poison.


When I was a science student in matric. I used to ask the same question. A universal ponding question :joy:
Glad to have the answer.


Well done Dr. sahiba :star_struck::star_struck:
That’s the universal question we all have once thought of.