THE CHARCOAL STORY
French scientist, Michel Bertrand, was so completely convinced of the great benefits and abilities of charcoal that he placed his life on the line to prove how good it really is. In 1813 he consumed an lethal dose of arsenic trioxide. He swallowed 5 grams of this arsenic mixed with charcoal, this was enough to kill around 150 people. Wow, it is pretty amazing that he survived and lived with no side effects. Here the great adsorbent powers of charcoal were demonstrated in a spectacular way.