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Mounties on aristolochic acid watch

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Health Canada asks the Canadian Border Services Agency to prevent the importation of aristolochic acid-containing products and advises consumers not to use the "naturally occurring toxin that can cause cancer, mutations in human cells and end-stage kidney failure." Health Canada first issued a warning about the ingredient in 1999 and is "determining whether these products are being sold on the Canadian market," the agency notes July 26. FDA issued an import alert in 2000 for detention of aristolochic acid products 1("The Tan Sheet" July 17, 2000, In Brief)...

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