Heavy metal content of ayurvedic herbal medicine products.

@article{Saper2004HeavyMC,
  title={Heavy metal content of ayurvedic herbal medicine products.},
  author={Robert B. Saper and Stefanos N. Kales and Janet Paquin and Michael J. Burns and David M Eisenberg and Roger B. Davis and Russell S. Phillips},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2004},
  volume={292 23},
  pages={
          2868-73
        }
}
CONTEXT Lead, mercury, and arsenic intoxication have been associated with the use of Ayurvedic herbal medicine product (HMPs. [...] Key MethodDESIGN AND SETTING Systematic search strategy to identify all stores 20 miles or less from Boston City Hall that sold Ayurvedic HMPs from South Asia by searching online Yellow Pages using the categories markets, supermarkets, and convenience stores, and business names containing the word India, Indian cities, and Indian words.Expand
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