Consumer Reports Has 'Concerns' About Echinacea, Turmeric Supplements
Nonprofit advocacy group says one third of echinacea and turmeric supplements it tested contained ingredients in amounts lower than labeled or elevated levels of lead or bacteria. Industry groups say CR used "arbitrary" standards based on preconceived, critical view of US supplement regulation.
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