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Toxic chemical 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP) that can cause death is found in popular workout supplements


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Deadly toxic chemicals that can damage your muscles, brain and kidneys are discovered in several popular workout supplements

  • Urgent warning issued after toxic chemicals found in popular workout products
  • The chemical 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP) has been linked to deaths in Australia
  • NSW Health said products containing the chemical may be known as ‘shredders’ 

An urgent warning has been issued after toxic chemicals were found in several popular workout supplements. 

New South Wales Health warned the chemical 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP) – which has been linked to deaths in Australia – was discovered in a series of products. 

‘Products containing the chemical may be known as ‘shredders’ and are marketed to the fitness, weight loss and body building communities,’ a NSW Health spokesman said. 

An urgent warning has been issued after toxic chemicals were found in several popular workout supplements (stock) 

NSW Health said people could fall seriously ill within hours of ingesting the toxic drug.

The chemical increases body temperature, damages muscles, kidneys, brain cells and in worst case scenarios can lead to death. 

Dr Kylie McArdle rejected the belief the chemical could be used safely in small doses. 

The chemical increases body temperature, damages muscles, kidneys, brain cells and in worst case scenarios can lead to death (stock) 

The chemical increases body temperature, damages muscles, kidneys, brain cells and in worst case scenarios can lead to death (stock) 

‘There is a myth that if used in small amounts, users will be safe but DNP is an extremely toxic substance,’ she told Yahoo. 

‘There is no antidote and even with our best medical care, people can and have died using products containing the chemical.’  

NSW Health urged the public to take caution and avoid the product at all costs. 

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