Accidental death from acute selenium poisoning

Ian Brighthope
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb01016.x
Published online: 7 May 2007

To the Editor: It is of great concern to me that the recent case report Accidental death from acute selenium poisoning by See and colleagues1 inappropriately cast doubts on the safety of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM). This incident should be placed in its correct context.

  • Ian Brighthope

  • Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, Melbourne, VIC.

Competing interests:

I am the Managing Director of Nutrition Care Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd, which manufactures “practitioner only” nutritional supplements.


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