Turmeric Spices Found Heavily Contaminated With TOXIC Lead. FDA Forces Nationwide Recalls for Multiple Brands. (See List Here)
Turmeric is one of the best disease busters you can buy from your local supermarket, but recent fears in the U.S. about toxic lead levels in certain brands of turmeric has lead to it being taken off the shelves.
Included in the brands that have been affected are Gel Spice and JM Exotic Foods which are both worldwide brands, leading to fears that these may have found their way onto U.S supermarket shelves.
The FDA has acted quickly on this subject as they have asked manufacturers to provide samples of turmeric to determine whether these brands have been effected or not. The toxic lead content has probably come from the high levels of lead in soils in India where it is grown.
If consumed in high quantities, lead can cause several serious illnesses such as brain and heart damage. It can accumulate in the body and cause problems at later stages in life also. Anyone who fears the might have been exposed to lead poisoning should consult their doctor, particularly if there is a worry about these infected brands.
Here is a full list of the brands that have been recalled:
Thankfully there has been no reported illnesses of the infected turmeric yet. Some of the symptoms of lead exposure are:
- sleep problems
- aggressive behavior
- abdominal pain
- high blood pressure
- abdominal cramps
- loss of appetite
- memory loss
- loss of developmental skills in children
- kidney dysfunction
You should consult your doctor if you think you have been at risk of lead exposure and have any of these symptoms.
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