HEXACHLOROBENZENE found in BING HAN GINSENG

Discussion in 'Health and medical' started by Mark Thorson, Mar 31, 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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