Thursday, August 23, 2012

Lead Poisoning From "Ayurvedic" Supplements

Quacks pose the biggest threat to Ayurveda
This past year the New York City investigated six cases of lead poisoning associated with the use of 10 oral Ayurvedic medications made in India.
In all these cases, the study found high presence of lead. Fetal lead exposure increases the risks for low birth weight, developmental delay, reduced intelligence, and behavioral problems, the report said, adding that pregnant women exposed to lead might be at increased risk for gestational hypertension and spontaneous abortion.
 FE: Ayurveda linked to lead poisoning in US women

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