Drugs and Toxicity – The Atlantic

This is an excellent article comparing toxicity of different drugs.  I’d bet money that if I walked up to someone on the street and asked them a question – “Which is more toxic to the human body – Alcohol or LSD?” – they’d say LSD.  Well, looking at the graph, one can see that alcohol is outranked only by heroin, taken intravenously, nutmeg (of all things), the cough suppressant – dextromethorphan, and several other drugs.  LSD is one of the least toxic substances on the list.  Now, I’m not advocating procuring some good ‘ol LSD and taking it.  It’s just that oftentimes we must look below the surface to find truth.  Happy reading!

Drugs and Toxicity – The Atlantic.