Craigmill: This is especially true for some preparations that have come in from China and a few from Mexico. One particular concern of course, is mothballs made from naphthalene. These mothballs, which used to be approved in this country, look like white, round balls of candy. But they are indeed just pure naphthalene. The ingestion of one of these pieces could cause serious illness in a child.
Narrator: So itís buyer beware, because as Craigmill explains illegally imported pesticides have not been tested for quality or potency.
Craigmill: You donít know what youíre getting and there are no quality controls on what you are getting.
For Science Today, Iím Larissa Branin.