May 26, 2010

Botox - A National Security Threat???

Botox which is commonly used for cosmetic and medical reasons can also pose a national security threat according to a story in the June 2010 Scientific American.

Before this claim can be dismissed out-of-hand, consider that consumer demand for botox is fueling a proliferation of illegal botox distributors. Botox, which is botulinum toxin made by a bacteria in food gone bad, is actually a lethal poison which could potentially be used as a potent biological weapon in large enough quantities. Illegal botox distributors in their quest to make more money can sell botox to terrorists (or be terrorists themselves selling to make money to fund its use as a weapon).

Read more about the story here. Read a LA Times article here.

On a lighter note, Dr. Chang performs botox injections for both cosmetic and medical purposes including facial wrinkles, torticollis, spasmodic dysphonia, etc. See the complete list here. We purchase our botox directly from Allergan, the manufacturer of botox.
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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.


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hair said...

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