September 29, 2014 — State and federal health officials are warning parents not to give Bo Ying Compound to children because it has been linked to severe lead poisoning.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning after receiving a report of an 18 month-old child who was diagnosed with lead intoxication. Health department officials in New York City tested “Bo Ying Compound” and found that it contained “high levels of lead.”
Bo Ying Compound is marketed as a natural herbal supplement for young children with ailments like influenza, fever, sneezing, and runny noses. Each box is labeled in Chinese and English. It contains capsules of a powdered mixture of 16 herbs.
The FDA warns that children who are exposed to lead are at risk of severe health problems, including developmental problems:
“Exposure to lead can cause serious damage to the central nervous system, the kidneys, and the immune system. In children, chronic exposure to lead, even at low levels, is associated with impaired cognitive function, including reduced IQ, behavioral difficulties, and other problems.”
The National Institute of Health (NIH) warns that lead poisoning can cause symptoms like abdominal pain, irritability or aggressive behavior, anemia, constipation, sleeping problems, headaches, loss of developmental skills, low appetite, low energy, and reduced sensation.
The manufacturer, Eu Yan Sang (Hong Kong) Ltd., told Forbes that they have not issued a recall.
Instead, they are investigating whether a counterfeit product was mistakenly attributed to their company. Unlike most supplement-makers, Eu Yan Sang posted nearly $300 million in revenue last year and was the first traditional-medicine company to be listed on the Singapore stock exchange.
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