People have been misreading instructions and putting the test swab in the toxic solution and sticking it up their nose, or worse, mistaking the solution for eye drops.
“When swallowed, sodium azide can cause low blood pressure, dizziness, headache, and heart palpitations. In more severe cases, seizures, loss of consciousness, and death may occur.”National Capital Poison Center
BRANDS USING SODIUM AZIDE
- Beckton, Dickinson and Company (BD Veritor™)
- Celltrion (Celltrion DiaTrust™)
- ACON Laboratories (Flowflex™)
- Abbott (BinaxNOW™)
The dosage of sodium azide is small (0.3-0.625 mL) in most kits, according to the NIH, but enough to possibly cause low blood pressure or toxic reaction, especially if misused by children.
Is there anything this Administration can’t f**k up.