OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sep 13, 2013) - Health Canada is updating the list of retail locations that were found to be selling "poppers". Most of the retail locations newly identified as selling "poppers" are in Quebec, with a few in the Atlantic provinces and one in British Columbia. Health Canada has notified these retailers that the sale of "poppers" is not permitted under the Food and Drugs Act and is verifying that these unauthorized products have been removed from the Canadian market.
"Poppers" is a slang term given to products that contain alkyl nitrites. Despite being labelled as consumer products such as leather cleaners, room odourizers or liquid incense, these products are used by consumers to get "high".
If you have used "poppers" and are concerned about their impact on your health, please consult your healthcare practitioner.
Canadians can monitor the Healthy Canadians website for updates to the list of retail locations.
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