Study: Indian Spices, Powders Linked With Lead Poisoning

05/15/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

After several reports of lead poisoning in Indian children in the Boston area were linked to consumption of Indian spices, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and the Harvard School of Public Health decided to measure the amount of lead in the seasonings as well as in ceremonial powders commonly used to mark newborn Indian infants for religious and cultural purposes.

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