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29/05/2008 New party pills cause problems for consumers Several cases of toxicity have been reported following ingestion of new "BZP-free" party pills in NZ.

Symptoms reported include faintness, feeling hot, persistent vomiting, hysteria.

These pills have not undergone any clinical or scientific testing to prove safety. The pills are currently under investigation by Environmental Science and Research (ESR) and the NZ Government.
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