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Offline beebug

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Lead in food/accumulation in body
« on: December 15, 2021, 12:01:26 PM »
Hello. I recently had a batch of psyllium powder tested for heavy metals for my own information. The results indicated lead at 0.2 ug/g (=200 ppb?). Is this a high amount of lead for this food product? I have been consuming it at home, and so has my family, including my 3 year old (1-2 tbsp per day for about a month).

I’m concerned about potential lead accumulation. Would anyone who specializes in biochemistry perhaps be able to provide some further insight? Should I be requesting a lead blood test for myself and my child?

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Re: Lead in food/accumulation in body
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2021, 01:10:20 PM »
Per FDA, the maximum suggested lead intake for children per day is 3 ug (12.5 for adults). If that helps.

https://www.fda.gov/food/metals-and-your-food/lead-food-foodwares-and-dietary-supplements
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Re: Lead in food/accumulation in body
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2021, 04:13:03 PM »
It looks like in this case, just taking the 1-2 tablespoons would likely exceed the daily lead amount for children :(

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