Homeopathic teething bracelet, now with lead!

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Homeopathic teething bracelet, now with lead!

Postby Pyrrho » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:04 am

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/09 ... s-of-lead/

A nine-month-old baby in Connecticut had dangerously high levels of lead in her blood after chewing on a homeopathic “healing bracelet” used to ease teething pain, according to a report published Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The baby’s condition came to light last September during a routine health screening. Healthcare workers found that the baby was anemic and had a blood lead level of 41 micrograms per deciliter (μg/dL). While no level of lead is known to be safe, the CDC recommends health interventions when a child’s blood lead level reaches 5 μg/dL.

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The authorities subsequently homed in on the bracelet, a homemade “homeopathic magnetic hematite healing bracelet.” The baby’s parents said they bought it from an artisan at a local fair and gave it to the baby to wear and mouth to ease teething pain. Small spacer beads on the bracelet (shown) tested positive for lead at a level of 17,000 parts-per-million. The Consumer Product Commission in 2010 set the allowable limit of lead in products intended for children at 100 parts-per-million.
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Re: Homeopathic teething bracelet, now with lead!

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:26 am

Fake homeopathy.

It contains a measurable dose of something.

We need better regulation to assure that all remedies sold as homeopathic have no effect at all.
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