Bioaccessibility of lead and arsenic in traditional Indian medicines.

@article{Koch2011BioaccessibilityOL,
  title={Bioaccessibility of lead and arsenic in traditional Indian medicines.},
  author={Iris Koch and Maeve M Moriarty and Kim House and Jie Sui and W. Rod Cullen and Robert B. Saper and Kenneth J Reimer},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2011},
  volume={409 21},
  pages={4545-52}
}
Arsenic and lead have been found in a number of traditional Ayurvedic medicines, and the practice of Rasa Shastra (combining herbs with metals, minerals and gems), or plant ingredients that contain these elements, may be possible sources. To obtain an estimate of arsenic and lead solubility in the human gastrointestinal tract, bioaccessibility of the two… CONTINUE READING