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Sources of Lead in your Home: Folk Remedies

Some folk remedies that contain lead, such as “greta” and azarcon, are used to treat an upset stomach. Some folk remedies for morning sickness, including “nzu”, “poto” and “calabash chalk,” contain dangerous levels of lead and other chemicals. Consuming even small amounts of lead can be harmful. Lead poisoning from folk remedies can cause serious and irreversible illness.