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Lead found in dye used for turmeric

Abir Abdullah/Asian Development Bank
Sep 28, 2019

A new Stanford study traced lead found in the blood of Bangladeshis back to a dye often used for coloring the popular spice turmeric. Lead, a dangerous neurotoxin, is considered unsafe in any amount and can lead to heart and brain disease.


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Sept. 24, 2019 | Stanford study describes spice makers adding lead to turmeric | New Atlas

Sept. 24, 2019 | Turmeric adulterated with lead-laced chemical compound, Stanford-led study reveals | News Medical


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