A dangerous pill – level 1
At least 33 people die in the UK. They use a slimming pill. A slimming pill helps people lose weight.
This slimming pill is called DNP. It is very dangerous. Toxic things are in the pill. It can kill a person. People should never use DNP. Last week, British authorities say that DNP is a poison. Sadly, people can still buy it on the Internet. In October, people can only buy it with a special document from a pharmacist.
People die and their families want to help. They say that authorities must ban the pill quickly. More people can die.
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.
What do you think should be done about this slimming pill?
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