A healthy 21 year-old woman from the United Kingdom recently died after taking diet pills she purchased online that contained 2,4-Dinitrophenol (DNP), a chemical that makes the metabolism and body temperature rapidly increase. DNP is a well-known substance that has been promoted for body building and weight loss. It is also used as a pesticide and in some explosives. Following the serious illness of another man in France, the French interior ministry requested an Interpol orange notice be sent to 190 countries. The message warns of the dangers associated with DNP and the imminent threat it poses to consumers worldwide. You can use Natural MedWatch to report any side effects from dietary supplements.
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