TITLE

Several Chinese herbal products may contain toxic aristolochic acid

AUTHOR(S)
Wooltorton, Eric
PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/31/2004, Vol. 171 Issue 5, p449
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Provides information on aristolochic acid, a naturally occurring herbal toxin that can cause cancer and end-stage kidney failure. Precautions issued by the Health Canada concerning several Chinese herbal products containing aristolochic acid; Discussion on the toxicity of aristolochic acid.
ACCESSION #
14167972

 

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