Crackdown on sales of 'illegal insecticides'

A sanitation officer (left) from the Manila Health Department (MHD) and an EcoWaste Coalition member confiscating unregistered household insecticides for sale at a shop in Manila yesterday. Members of the MHD conducted the search after claims by chem
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A sanitation officer from the Manila Health Department (MHD) and an EcoWaste Coalition member confiscating unregistered household insecticides for sale at a shop in Manila yesterday.

Members of the MHD conducted the search after claims by chemical safety group EcoWaste Coalition that the products, which were imported unchecked, were not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 14, 2015, with the headline 'Crackdown on sales of 'illegal insecticides''. Print Edition | Subscribe