Assessment of heavy metal exposure via the intake of oriental medicines in Korea.


Oriental medical herbs are mainly natural products that are generated by simple processes, and therefore there is the possibility of contamination with various pollutants, including heavy metals. Heavy metals produce adverse effects in humans, and the toxicities of lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) are well established. This study evaluated the effects of exposure… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/15287390903212485