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Harmful and Curative Bacterial Toxins
Toxic Fungi
Toxic Algae of Egypt
Poisonous Plants of Egypt
Stinging and Venomous Insects
Venomous Spiders of Egypt
Toxic Marine Organisms of Egypt
Scorpions of Egypt
Snakes of Egypt
Natural toxins
Natural toxins

Natural toxins are poisonous substances produced by living organisms, such as bacteria, blue-green algae, fungi, vascular plants, marine invertebrates, fish, venomous arthropods (spiders, insects, scorpions), amphibians, and reptiles. Natural toxins create many health problems that threat the life of the human being and may lead to death in case of severe poisoning. Exposure to some of these toxins may also have significant effects on various species of free-ranging wildlife. This could lead to disturbance in the environmental balance in areas suffering from increased number of poisonous creatures. Natural toxins produced by living organisms are compound materials that usually contain more than one toxic principal, which tend to act in combination. These toxins not only contain toxic compounds but also contain specific fractions that possess important therapeutic properties and biological activities.

On behalf of the Egyptian Society of Natural Toxins we invite all interested colleagues from different parts of the world to join us and enrich our activities seeking for improvement of performance and providing help to the humanity. We are concerned with the toxic living organisms as well as the danger and the benefits of their toxins.