Bath Salts are synthetic drugs that mimic the effects of Cocaine and LSD. The name conjures an image of soaking in a bath sprinkled with the fragrance salt, but in fact, deaths have been reported from its abuse. These are legally sold because the main ingredient, amphetamine, is not regulated by the FDA and because the products are labelled 'Not For Human Consumption.' However, 34 states have crafted laws banning the substance.
Bath Salts recently made the news in Miami, Florida when a man was killed while eating the face of a homeless man. It is believed he was high on bath salts when the incident occurred.
The Drug Enforcement Agency enacted emergency measures in 2011 to ban these from production, calling the chemicals an "imminent hazard" to the public.
- ↑ Bath salts a dangerous drug, Examiner.com, May 31, 2012
- ↑ DEA Emergency Ban on Bath Salts, ABC News, September 7, 2011