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Why in Russia banned manganese

An antiseptic popular in the USSR — a solution of potassium permanganate, also called “potassium permanganate,” disappeared from pharmacies more than 10 years ago. However, the population’s reserves were so large in the hands of the population that many families still have characteristic wafer bubbles with dark purple crystals. In previous times, with a weak solution of potassium permanganate, which has a strong oxidizing effect, literally everything was washed for disinfection – from abrasions on the knees to vegetables in the summer at the cottage. They were throbbed and sore throats.
However, in 2007 potassium permanganate was added to the list of drugs used to prepare banned substances. Those. in the list of so-called. “Precursors”. From that moment, a prescription was needed for the purchase of marganine in pharmacies, and the pharmacies themselves began to be required to have a special safe to store manganese. As a result, most pharmacies simply refused to sell this substance – the benefit is penny, and there is a lot of trouble. In addition, preparing a safe solution of potassium permanganate is not at all as easy as it was believed, and it is very dangerous to store bubbles with potassium permanganate at home, where children can get to it. With the advent of more modern antiseptics, the need for such a risk has disappeared.

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