Lead poisoning in Gurkha soldiers in Hong Kong.


Investigation of an outbreak of lead-poisoning in 121 Gurkha soldiers showed that this was due to the contamination of chilli powder (cayenne pepper), a constituent of curry powder, with lead chromate. Comprehensive systems of food sampling are needed in developing communities. 


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@article{Power1969LeadPI, title={Lead poisoning in Gurkha soldiers in Hong Kong.}, author={J Gerard Power and Rachel M Barnes and Woods Nash and Jennifer D Robinson}, journal={British medical journal}, year={1969}, volume={3 5666}, pages={336-7} }