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AHPA rebuts study

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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The American Herbal Products Association says April 25 a case report concluding a kelp supplement caused arsenic poisoning is inaccurate. The April issue of Environmental Health Perspectives links kelp to a woman with worsening hair loss, memory loss and fatigue (1"The Tan Sheet" April 16, 2007, p. 3). AHPA says the woman ignored a specific label caution and iodine overdose, not arsenic poisoning, may have been an explanation for the woman's symptoms. "The authors fail to report that the product was used at two- to 'at least' four-times the suggested amount, of potential significance due to the naturally occurring presence of iodine in kelp," AHPA says...
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