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Mercury and lead warning for imported Chinese medicines

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Once again, a serious warning against taking Traditional Chinese remedies Press release: Toxic poisoning alert for online Chinese medicines : MHRA. The MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, U.K.) today warned people not to buy or use potentially dangerous unlicensed Chinese medicines sold online after some products were found to contain excessive levels of…

A Mercury meteorite? Marvelous!

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A meteorite dealer is cooperating with scientists to try to determine the origin of this strange lithic visitor. Greenish rock may be meteorite from Mercury – Technology & science – Space | NBC News. Pieces of the Moon and Mars have been found on Earth before, as well as chunks of Vesta and other asteroids…

Discredited Geiers disciplined in several states, still can run autism clinics in two

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Controversial autism doctor loses license elsewhere, but can still practice in Missouri, Illinois. Dr. Mark Geier has opened eight autism treatment clinics called ASD Centers across the country but is only allowed to practice at two of them — in St. Peters and Springfield, Ill. Missouri and Illinois are among the last states to seek…

Traditional Chinese insomnia product sparks warning from Health Canada over excessive mercury

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[Chung Lien Kulin Brand] Anshen Bunai Pian – Foreign Product Alert 2012-01-25 – Health Canada. [Chung Lien Kulin Brand] Anshen Bunai Pian is promoted as a traditional Chinese medicine used for restlessness and insomnia symptoms in adults. The Hong Kong Department of Health (DH) warned consumers to not use this product after it was found…

FDA warns about high mercury in skin products

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Consumer Updates > Mercury Poisoning Linked to Skin Products. Federal health officials are warning consumers not to use skin creams, beauty and antiseptic soaps, or lotions that might contain mercury. The products are marketed as skin lighteners and anti-aging treatments that remove age spots, freckles, blemishes and wrinkles, says Gary Coody, national health fraud coordinator…

Once again, research shows mercury and autism is NOT linked

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Mercury, Autism Not Linked, Study Finds | Urine Mercury Levels No Different in Kids with Autism | LiveScience. Mercury does not cause autism, another study now concludes. The levels of mercury in the urine of children with autism were no higher than urine mercury levels of children without the condition, the study from England found. The…

Banned Ayurvedic supplements are poisonous problem in NYC

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City blames Ayurvedic dietary supplements for lead poisonings  – NY Daily News. City health officials are blaming banned dietary supplements popular with many South Asian immigrants for two non-fatal lead poisoning cases this year. Specialists in Ayurveda — derived from the 5,000-year-old Indian system of medicine — contend the treatments are largely effective and safe.…