The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is alerting people to throw out any products purchased from the A1 Herbal Ayurvedic Clinic Ltd. in Surrey, as these ayurvedic products have been found to contain lead and mercury, and are not authorized for sale by Health Canada.
Fraser Health issued the A1 Herbal Ayurvedic Clinic Ltd., located at #31 – 8430 128th Street in Surrey, BC, a closure order, following an inspection. Health Canada has seized products, ingredients and equipment from the clinic and is warning the public that they could pose serious risks.
Taking these products can lead to severe illness and even death. One person has been ill with lead poisoning.
If you have bought products from this clinic and have concerns about your health, please see a doctor and inform them about the items you have been taking. The BC Drug and Poison Information Centre is available to work with your doctor on any needed 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
Most ayurvedic products and other traditional remedies and ingredients are imported. While many products can be used safely, some contain ingredients that are poorly described or not listed on the labels, making it difficult to know how they will affect your health.
Read the Health Canada risk advisory.
If you have any questions or need more information, please call Fraser Health's Surrey Health Protection office at (604) 930-5405 Local 765612.