HEXACHLOROBENZENE found in BING HAN GINSENG

Discussion in 'Health and medical' started by Mark Thorson, Feb 25, 2004.

  1. Mark Thorson

    Mark Thorson Guest

    Quoting from:
    http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/tfacts90.html

    "Exposure to hexachlorobenzene occurs primarily from
    eating low levels in contaminated food. The main health
    effect from eating highly contaminated food is a liver
    disease."

    "Hexachlorobenzene was widely used as a pesticide
    to protect the seeds of onions and sorghum, wheat,
    and other grains against fungus until 1965. It was also
    used to make fireworks, ammunition, and synthetic
    rubber. Currently, there are no commercial uses of
    hexachlorobenzene in the United States."

    Quoting from:
    http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/phs90.html

    "Hexachlorobenzene is a white crystalline solid.
    This compound does not occur naturally. It is
    formed as a by-product during the manufacture
    of chemicals used as solvents (substances used
    to dissolve other substances), other chlorine-
    containing compounds, and pesticides."

    Quoting from:
    http://www.pan-uk.org/pestnews/actives/endocrin.htm

    "Hexachlorobenzene HCB Was used as
    a seed treatment and as a fungicide, but
    is now banned in several countries.
    Found as a contaminant of quintozene,
    tecnazene, chlorothalonil, picloram, and
    chlorthal-dimethyl (dacthal or DCPA)."

    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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