Interpol Warns Over Potentially Deadly Diet Pills

How Dangerous Are Diet Pills? Sky News
Interpol has issued a global alert over diet pills that are believed to be responsible for the death of a British woman and left a French man seriously ill.

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Eloise Parry was 21-years old when she took the 2.4-Dinitrophenol (DNP) pills that are believed to have contained a highly toxic industrial chemical.

She died on 12 April at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

It is believed she inadvertently took an overdose after buying the pills online.

Police in 190 countries have been issued with the Orange Notice warning about DNP, which is also used as a raw material for explosives.

It was sent out following a request by the French government and after tests were carried out on a substance at a World Anti-Doping Agency laboratory in Australia.

An Interpol statement said: „Although usually sold in yellow powder or capsule form, DNP is also available as a cream.

„Besides the intrinsic dangers of DNP, the risks associated with its use are magnified by illegal manufacturing conditions.

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