Dimapur, Jan. 12 (EMN): Following the Kohima police’s directive to vehicle owners to remove ‘crash guards / bull bars’ fitted unto vehicles, the Dimapur police authorities on Fri. issued a similar order informing vehicles users to remove “fitments from their vehicles within 15 days.”
About mosquito coils
Also, the Dimapur police authorities have informed in a separate statement about the arrest of three men on charges of selling “sub-standard” mosquito-repellent coils ‘imported from Burma’ at Dimapur’s Hazi Park in Kalibari Road.
“According to experts the most common active ingredients in coil are various Dyrehriods, such as allethrin, d-allethein, Dynamin forte and ETOC. Octachlorodipropylether is sometimes used as a synergistor active ingredient and as such use of such coils exposes human to the level of bischloromethyl ether, which is an extremely potent lung carcinogen…burning of one mosquito coil would release the same amount of particulate matter as burning 75-137 cigarettes; the emission of formaldehyde from burning one coil can be as high as that released from burning 51 cigarettes,” it stated.
The police statement identified the arrested persons as Ashok Kumar, Suresh Kumar and Rupesh Kumar.