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How to Avoid Lead Exposure from Spices

A new study found lead was in more than 50 percent of spice samples.Spices are often hailed as a healthy way to prevent adding excessive salt or fats to flavor meals. But a new report found some spices can potentially cause health problems through lead exposure.

The study, which was published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, examined lead poisoning cases related to spices purchased abroad and sheds light on how to ensure your spices are safe to consume. Paromita Hore, PhD, MPH, and colleagues at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene investigated consumer products with regard to lead exposure. They tested more than 3,000 products between 2008 and 2017.

The team found that spices purchased overseas were most at risk of leading to lead exposure.The items were part of lead poisoning cases and local store surveys. Spices were most recently tested, with about 1,500 samples from 41 countries examined.

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