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Posted September 27, 2014
Chinese Flu Product Poses Lead Poisoning Risk
Lead can damage the central nervous system, the kidneys, and the immune system. In children, exposure to lead, even at low levels, can cause impaired cognitive function, reduced IQ, behavioral changes, and other problems.
Bo Ying compound is a powdered Chinese Medicine product promoted to treat influenza, fever, sneezing, and nasal discharge in infants and children. It is sold in retail stores and on various websites.
The FDA has received one adverse event report of lead poisoning in an 18 month old who was given Bo Ying compound and testing has confirmed the product contains high levels of lead.
Anyone who has used this product or given it to a child should immediately consult with a healthcare professional.
Consumers and healthcare providers are also encouraged to report any adverse reactions to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program.
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