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A long list of synthetic substances are being sold as safe, legal and non-addictive ways of getting high. These so-called "bath salts" have nothing to do with real bath salts. Instead, they are synthetic versions of cocaine and methamphetamine that are not safe, or legal and cause serious side effects, include convulsions, paranoia, chest pains or increased heart rate that can lead to cardiac arrest. The packages carry labels that read "scouring or cleaning powders - not for human consumption" to try and go around drug control laws.
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