Simultaneous exposure to lead, arsenic and mercury from Indian ethnic remedies

Br J Clin Pract. Nov-Dec 1994;48(6):332-3.


We report the case of an Asian woman who was exposed to toxic levels of lead, arsenic and mercury through the use of Indian ethnic remedies, and who suffered symptomatic lead poisoning. We know of no other case of exposure to such a combination of heavy metals from this source. We believe that control of the dispensing of these compounds is essential.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Arsenic Poisoning*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • India
  • Lead Poisoning / etiology*
  • Medicine, Traditional*
  • Mercury Poisoning / etiology*
  • Middle Aged