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JOHANNESBURG - Medical experts have warned against inhaling pesticides as this may lead to serious injury or death.
The caution comes after pictures surfaced on social media of a Limpopo prophet who is spraying Doom insecticide on church goers.
Mount Zion General Assembly's Lethebo Rabalago swears that the practice has healed many of his congregants.
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Rabalago is adamant his "healing ritual" was an instruction by God. Limpopo's health department is looking to get the prophet psychiatric evaluation.
“One of the main problems you will see in vast quantities is the patient having breathing difficulties, it can exacerbate or cause further harm to any patient that’s suffering from asthma," ER24's Russel Meiring said.
People can develop pulmonary edema (fluid accumulation in the tissue and air spaces of the lung), which is water collecting in the lungs, if they come into close contact with pesticides.
Rabaago's practices can also lead to severe damage to they eyes and possibly lead to death.
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