HEXACHLOROBENZENE found in BING HAN GINSENG

Discussion in 'Health and medical' started by Mark Thorson, Feb 18, 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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