Is poison green?
March 22, 2008 9:41 AM Subscribe
Why is green the iconic color of poison?
posted by L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg to science & nature (36 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Poison is often represented as being green. In video games, for instance, something dripping poison or a vial of poison is more likely to be green than any other color. Outside of video games, term "poison green" is sometimes used to denote a bright, slightly bluish green. Given that so many healthy foods are green, where did this association come from? Are there actual poisons, toxins, or venoms that are bright green? Absinthe doesn't count.