More Contaminated Supplements: Toxic Metals Found In Ayurvedic Supplements
The Jounal of the American Medical Association reported today that the toxic metals lead, mercury, and arsenic have been detected in traditional Ayurvedic medicines being sold in the United States. Of the 230 products evaluated by x-ray spectroscopy, detectable levels of the toxic metals were found in 20.7% of the products. The contaminants were found in products manufactured in India and in the United States, but 95% of the contaminated products were being sold by US websites. Most troubling, 75% of the manufacturers claimed to be using Good Manufacturing Practices.
JAMA, August 27, 2008