Rockland County Department of Health, Rockland, NY urges all residents not to use products known to contain lead
The Rockland County Department of Health announces that there were two recent New York City adult lead poisoning cases that have been associated with the use of Ayurvedic medicines manufactured and purchased in India.
The products used by the two adults were: Pregnita, Vasant Kusumakar Ras with Gold & Pearl, and Mahashakti Rasayan.
Lead is poisonous and can cause serious health problems, especially for children and pregnant women. It is important for anyone using these products to stop using them and call their doctor or healthcare provider immediately to request a blood lead test
Ayurvedic medicine is a traditional system of healing arts that began in India. It involves using certain medicine products and remedies such as spices, herbs, vitamins, proteins, minerals, and heavy metals (for example, lead, mercury and arsenic).
These metals can be dangerous to your health. These products are commonly sold on the Internet or in stores and are represented as “Indian” or “South Asian.”
Do not use any products known to contain heavy metals such as lead, mercury and arsenic; keep these products away from children; and talk to your doctor or healthcare provider if you use Ayurvedic, herbal, traditional remedies or other alternative medicines.
It can be difficult to tell the difference between safe and dangerous products. A product may contain high levels of one or more heavy metals even if they are not listed as ingredients on the label.?Any questions on this letter please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and ref: NYC adult lead poisoning.