The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Texas Department of State Health Services are warning consumers, especially those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, to avoid a traditional remedy for morning sickness known as Nzu because it contains high levels of lead and arsenic, which can lead to adverse effects of the unborn child’s brain and nervous system and increase one’s risk of cancers of the urinary bladder, lungs and skin. Nzu is sold at African specialty stores and is also known by the name Calabash clay, Calabar stone, Mabele, Argile and La Craie. It resembles balls of clay or ... Read More
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