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). OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence and concentration of heavy metals in Ayurvedic HMPs manufactured in South Asia and sold in Boston-area stores and to compare estimated daily metal ingestion with regulatory standards. DESIGN AND SETTING Systematic search strategy to identify all stores 20 miles or less from Boston City Hall that sold Ayurvedic HMPs from South… CONTINUE READING

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