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Lead in spices

KUHF-FM (88.7, Houston), July 17, 2010

A love of cooking prompted UTMB’s Norbert Herzog and David Niesel to think about spices in this week’s installment of Medical Discovery News. Earlier this year, Indian children in the Boston area were diagnosed with lead poisoning, prompting investigators to study spices, food products and ceremonial powder. Some of the items tested positive for lead, and researchers are concerned those products could add to exposure from other sources and cause lead poisoning in children. 

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