Help us prevent another DNP death

Last updated:
27 July 2015
DNP capsules
The highly toxic ‘fat burning’ substance known as DNP continues to be sold in capsules and powders, and it continues to be consumed. This can and does kill. That’s why we are urgently warning the public not to take any tablets, capsules, powders or liquids containing this deadly ingredient. DNP is an industrial chemical that is not fit for human consumption.

Let’s prevent another DNP death. Watch and share this video and learn the real dangers of 'fat burning' pills:

About DNP

'Fat-burner' products containing DNP appear to be marketed at those wanting to lose weight, as well as those in the bodybuilding community, as a quick way of burning fat by speeding up the metabolism to a dangerously fast level.

When consumed, DNP can be extremely dangerous to human health, possibly leading to coma and death. Signs of acute poisoning can include nausea, vomiting, restlessness, flushed skin, sweating, dizziness, headaches, rapid respiration and irregular heartbeat. Consuming lower amounts over longer periods could lead to cataracts and skin lesions and impact on the heart and nervous system.

Anyone who believes they may have taken DNP should seek medical advice immediately.

DNP is also known as:

  • 2,4-dinitrophenol
  • Dinosan            
  • Dnoc
  • Solfo Black
  • Nitrophen
  • Aldifen
  • Chemox

Help us spread this important message on social media: #DNPkills

Join us to spread this urgent message and help to prevent further dangers to human health, and possibly even another death.

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1. Press this button to tweet:

  • Help prevent another death, and raise awareness about the dangers of taking DNP. Retweet this: https://t.co/RevzmSO7x2 #DNPkills

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  • Are you dying to be thinner? Retweet and help raise awareness, and possibly prevent another death https://t.co/RevzmSO7x2 #DNPkills

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  • Killing yourself to be bigger? #Bodybuilders need to know how dangerous DNP is! Help raise awareness https://t.co/RevzmSO7x2 #DNPkills

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  • Help prevent another death, and raise awareness about the dangers of taking the highly toxic ‘fat burner’ substance known as DNP. It’s an industrial chemical. It’s not fit for human consumption. Avoid tablets, capsules and powders containing DNP. Share this: http://ow.ly/Q03Ki #DNPkills

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Our social media activity

We tweet awareness messages about the dangers and risks of taking DNP as a supplement from our @foodgov account.

We also post to Facebook. If you are on Facebook, please like us at www.food.gov.uk/facebook, and share our messages with your friends.

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Tell us who’s supplying DNP

Do you know a website, shop or person that sells or supplies illegal DNP products?

If you do, let us know. It might help prevent another death.

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