'Today’s multi-agency operation demonstrates how seriously the NFCU takes the illegal sale of DNP in the UK.' ©iStock

#DNPkills: ‘if you are selling DNP online or offline we will find you’

Dangerous weight loss pill dealers busted in Northern Ireland

By Shane Starling

Authorities in Northern Ireland have shut down two operations selling weight loss products containing the dangerous industrial chemical DNP (2,4 dinitrophenol) as part of a broader sting.

Last year, DNP was responsible for five deaths. 47 online vendors have been shut down since 2012. ©

'The man is suspected of supplying this highly toxic chemical misused as a fat burning supplement and the cause of a number of recent deaths'

UK man arrested on suspicion of supplying deadly DNP

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

A man has been arrested on suspicion of supplying the toxic fat burner DNP as part of an investigation sparked by the death of a 21-year-old woman in the UK last year.

'Because it’s so serious, we report without fear or favour,' says the FSA

Could and should DNP be a classified substance?

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Tackling the problem of toxic fat burner 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP) isn’t just about classifying it as an illegal drug, says the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Senior coroner to write to MPs to ask if DNP should be classified substance

DNP toxicity caused death of young UK woman: Coroner

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Highly toxic 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP) diet pills were behind the death of 21-year-old Eloise Aimee Parry, a coroner's inquest found.


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