Beware the Burmese Powders

johnboy 15 April 2012 6

Burmese curry = good, Burmese powder not so much as ACT Health has issued a warning that they contain lead and arsenic.

The ACT Government Health Directorate advises the community to avoid the use of Burmese traditional powders at present, while an investigation into their safety is conducted.

These powders are sometimes used to assist digestion or to promote strength in babies.


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How_Canberran How_Canberran 7:13 pm 16 Apr 12

Thats a weight off my mind!

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 5:01 pm 16 Apr 12

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

p1 p1 4:50 pm 16 Apr 12

If high concentrations of poisonous materials in your traditional medicine is of concern to you, can I recommend homoeopathy? The way they make it guarantees that there is nothing in it at all.

mddawson mddawson 3:35 pm 16 Apr 12

Beware of ayurvedic medicines as high levels of Lead, Mercury, and Arsenic in US- and Indian-manufactured ayurvedic medicines sold via the internet. These heavy metals are added as they are believed to be beneficial to health in ayurveda.

mddawson mddawson 3:28 pm 16 Apr 12

Also beware of ayurvedic medicines as they can have arsenic and lead added as heavy metals are believed to be beneficial in ayurvedic medicine: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18477160

eq2 eq2 1:50 am 16 Apr 12

I wonder if these powders are used at the Burmese curry house…

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