Foreign Product Alert: Health
July 19, 2006
Health Canada is warning consumers
about a product called Zhuifegg Tougu Wan. The
product is a traditional Chinese medicine (intended
use unknown) supplied in the form of ball-bearing-type
red pills. The pills are packaged in a white opaque
plastic bottle with a screw top and a mustard
yellow and gold label. In November 2005, the U.K.’s
Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
issued an alert on Zhuifeng Tougu Wan because
it was found to contain toxic levels of mercury.
Mercury can affect the kidneys and
central nervous system, causing tremors, insomnia,
memory loss, irritability, concentration problems,
and can permanently damage the brain and kidneys.
here to view a picture of the bottle.