Surrey: Fraser Health is alerting clients of Dutta Health Centre Ayurvedic Clinic in Surrey (the “Dutta Clinic”) to discard any ayurvedic products they purchased from the Dutta Clinic as some have been tested and found to contain higher than acceptable levels of heavy metals (including lead and mercury), or are not licensed as natural health products by Health Canada. Products sold by the Dutta Clinic could pose serious health risks.
Fraser Health issued the owner of the Dutta Clinic, located at Unit 109, 12888 – 80 Avenue in Surrey, BC, a health hazard order pursuant to the Public Health Act (Division 4), following an investigation into lead exposure. Health Canada has issued an advisory regarding the Dutta Clinic.
Consuming products that contain high levels of heavy metals can lead to severe illness and even death. Fraser Health is aware of one individual becoming ill from lead poisoning after consuming ayurvedic products from the Dutta Clinic.
If you have bought or consumed products from the Dutta Clinic and have concerns about your health, please see a physician and inform them of any products you have used. The BC Drug and Poison Information Centre is available to work with your physician on any diagnosis or treatment. You may also report any health product adverse events or complaints to Health Canada.
Symptoms of lead poisoning include:
- Headaches/irritability/ slowed thinking
- Stomach pain
Symptoms of mercury poisoning include:
- Mood swings
- Memory loss
- Muscle weakness
If you have any questions or need more information, please call Fraser Health’s Surrey Health Protection office at (604) 930-5405 Local 765612.