Advice of BuRO on 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP)

Dutch Customs has intercepted different parcel post shipments containing 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP) in capsules. As a result of the find, the Office for Risk Assessment & Research (BuRO) was requested to issue an advice on the harmful effects of DNP on public health. BuRO recommends to prevent capsules containing DNP from being sold on the market due to the extremely harmful properties, and to actively warn the public of the risks of taking capsules containing DNP.