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Ann Gregory
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (3): .
Published online: 7 February 2005

US researchers have warned that users of some Ayurvedic (traditional Indian) herbal medicine products may be at risk for heavy metal toxicity. They found that 14 of 70 (ie, 1 in 5) of such products manufactured in South Asia intended for oral use and available for sale in the Boston area — including several recommended for paediatric use — contained potentially harmful levels of lead, mercury and/or arsenic.

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