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Posted April 17, 2015
Herbal Laxative and "Detox" Kit Containing High Levels of Lead and/or Arsenic Recalled in Canada
These products were sold in Canada but may be available to consumers in the U.S. through online sales. In Canada, the two products can be identified by the following:
- Bulklax V (St. Francis Herb Farm Inc.), NPN: 80048371, Expiration Date: 2017 April. This product was found to contain lead at over 7 times the acceptable limit and arsenic at over twice the acceptable limit.
- All Seasons Detox Kit (St. Francis Herb Farm Inc.), NPN: 80054551, Expiration Date: 2017 March. This product was found to contain lead at over twice the acceptable limit.
Exposure to excessive amounts of lead and arsenic can have serious adverse effects. Symptoms of lead toxicity include abdominal pain, headache, changes in blood pressure, dizziness, kidney and brain damage. Arsenic may cause stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle cramping, tingling and loss of movement.
See the Encyclopedia article for more information about Detoxification.
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To read Health Canada's statement, use the link below.