A case of mistaken identity: Herbal medicine as a cause of lead toxicity

Justine Smitherman, Philip Harber

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Abstract

Folk remedies can be a significant unrecognized source of lead toxicity. This case report of lead toxicity due to Indian traditional herbal medicine illustrates that suspecting only occupational sources for lead poisoning in adults may mask a true source of lead exposure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)795-798
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

Keywords

  • Ayurveda
  • environmental histories
  • folk remedies
  • lead poisoning
  • traditional herbal medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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