“The tablets were being produced in extremely unhygienic conditions, and were made of boric acid, a pesticide that can cause gastric problems, or death if ingested in sufficient quantities. Brick dust was used as a binding agent.
‘The Ponstan was dyed yellow, its authentic colour, with paint used to mark the highway,’ said Mr Theriault. ‘Floor wax was also used to give the pills a sheen.'”
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