Gambia bans insecticide named Sniper after claims that it is used to smoke fish


Gambia’s Dangerous Chemicals & Pesticides Regulation and Management Board have banned the import, distribution, and sale of the pesticide known as Sniper having immediate effect.

The choice affects importation, storage, distribution, sales, and use.

The decision comes after a popular clip on Whatsapp claimed the chemical was used to smoke fish.

The chemical prevents fish from rotting and attracting insects and pests, according to the audio. The Gambia widely uses the pesticide sniper.

Gambia follows Nigeria as well as other countries in banning the import, distribution, and sale of this substance.

Recent increases in unusual illnesses must be recognized with caution. Most of these diseases are caused by odd home cuisine.

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The Paradise, 15-08-22