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Best Bentonite Clay Poses Risk of Lead Poisoning

March 29, 2016

FDA laboratory analysis found elevated levels of lead in Best Bentonite Clay. This product is a fine powder that may be mixed with water and ingested or applied topically. Best Bentonite Clay is sold on Amazon.com and the company website.

Lead poisoning is dangerous in both children and adults. Chronic lead exposure in children may be associated with cognitive impairment, lower IQ, and behavioral problems. Lead exposure may also result in damage to the central nervous system, kidneys, and immune system. There are no confirmed cases of lead poisoning related to Best Bentonite Clay.

Advise patients to refrain from buying or using Best Bentonite Clay. Advise patients to seek the attention of a health care professional if they have used the product on themselves or their children. Report all adverse events and side effects of Best Bentonite Clay to the FDA MedWatch Reporting Program.

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March 29, 2016; University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2016, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.