Monday, May 3, 2010

Vita Breath - Get the Lead Out!

I'm not sure what lead will do for your breath, but it is certainly not good for your health. Today, the FDA issued a warning to consumers and healthcare professionals not to consume Vita Breath, a dietary supplement manufactured by American Herbal Lab because the product may contain hazardous levels of lead. Tests conducted by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene found 1,100 parts per million of lead, which is more than 10,000 times higher than FDA's maximum recommended level for lead in candy. This also violates California's more stringent labeling guidelines.

High blood levels of lead may damage the nervous system and internal organs even without symptoms. Children are particularly vulnerable to lead poisoning. Acute lead poisoning can lead to severe health affects.

The FDA is collecting data from consumers about any adverse health affects from this product. Check out the FDA report here, or call the FDA at 1-800-332-1088 to report any health problems you've had after using this product.

Of course, if you or someone you know has purchased or used Vita Breath recently, you should stop using the product immediately even if you've suffered no ill effects yet. Then, give me a call. I will be monitoring this situation as it develops, and you may have legal claims.

-B

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