Banned From Human Consumption

Banned From Human Consumption

One Click - May 20, 2021 - 35:51

After a World War I explosive causes plummeting weight loss among factory workers, enterprising scientists try to create a miracle drug. By the time they realize their mistake, it’s too late.For eating disorder stats and general help, check out NEDA at you need treatment for an eating disorder but don't know where to start or can't afford it, get support from Project HEAL at you are a parent or loved one of someone with an eating disorder, resources are available from F.E.A.S.T. at

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About The Show

Narrated by Elle Fanning, One Click is a limited documentary podcast series from C13Originals, in association with Vespucci, that explores how a single click on the internet can change your life forever. Season 1 tells the story of DNP (2,4-dinitrophenol), an explosive chemical originally used in WWI-era munitions factories that is now being sold on the internet as a diet pill leaving hundreds dead in its wake. This is a story about the risks of buying unknown substances on the internet -- where the spread of information transcends borders -- and how toxic beauty standards and body image issues have fueled a demand for a pill that can kill you. Together, actress Elle Fanning and journalist Jessica Wapner trace the history of DNP and reckon with the question of why. Why, despite the perils, have so many turned to DNP and what does it say about the health of our society?