Aquarium Coral Nearly Kills Family

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Saturday, May 5, 2018
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A woman in Texas says that her aquarium coral nearly killed her family.

Chasity Ahman was cleaning the aquarium coral with a toothbrush and the coral released palytoxin.

Palytoxin is an intense vasoconstrictor and is considered to be one of the most poisonous non-protein substances known. 

Vasoconstriction is the narrowing of the blood vessels resulting from contraction of the muscular wall of the vessels, in particular the large arteries and small arterioles.

The palytoxin was released into the air and her family got sick and was hospitalized for nearly two days.



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