Bad! BENZENE HEXACHLORIDE found in BING HAN GINSENG

Discussion in 'Health and medical' started by Mark Thorson, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. Mark Thorson

    Mark Thorson Guest

    Quoting from:
    http://www.headlice.org/lindane/

    "Lindane is the primary synonym for gamma-
    Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) also commonly referred to as
    benzene hexachloride (BHC). Lindane is a nerve poison, an
    organochlorine pesticide. Lindane is a known carcinogen in
    the state of California where it has been banned. Lindane is
    an Endocrine Disrupting Chemical and Persistent Organic
    Pollutant."

    Quoting from:
    http://www.arb.ca.gov/toxics/tac/factshts/lindane.pdf

    "Lindane has been reported to cause liver cancer in rats and
    mice exposed orally. The U.S. EPA has classified lindane in
    Group B2/C: Possible human carcinogen (U.S. EPA, 1994a). The
    International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified
    lindane in Group 2B: Possible human carcinogen, based on
    limited animal evidence (IARC, 1987a)."

    Quoting from this file:
    http://www.fda.gov/ora/fiars/ora_import_ia9908.html

    [. . .]

    REASON FOR ALERT: This alert provides a compilation of all
    processed foods that may be subject to detention without
    physical examination due to illegal pesticide residues
    pursuant to the procedures outlined in Chapter 9 of the RPM.

    [. . .]

    Ginseng Bing Han Medical Factory Quintozene
    3/13/2001 (Powdered) 81, Cherng Gong Street
    *Pentachlorobenzene 211-9414883-5 Ell Jeun Village,
    Taiwan *Tetrachloroaniline I290230/120531 FEI#
    3003196781 *Hexachlorobenzene 54F[]R12 - SEA *BHC
    Shipper: Bing Han (Canada) *Pentachloroaniline
    Enterprises. Ltd. *Tecnazene 210-7911 Alderbridge Way
    *Pentachlorothioanisole Richmond B.C., Canada FEI#
    3003196782

    Quoting from this file:
    http://www.fda.gov/ora/oasis/5/ora_oasis_i_54.html

    Refusal Actions by FDA as Recorded in OASIS

    Country of Origin Entry # DOC Line Suffix Manufacture
    Name City / ISO Country Code District Product Code
    Product Description Date Reason

    [. . .]

    Taiwan, Republic Of China 310-5216341-2 1 1 Bing Han
    Enterprises Ltdpharmaceutical Factory Tainan , TW CIN-DO
    54YBZ04 PANAX GINSENG, PERSONAL SHIPMENT 02-MAY-2003
    PESTICIDES
     
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