Beware: Sindoor powder includes lead!

Based on a report in Asian Age Sindoor powder sold in India and the United States includes considerable amount of lead that is highly unsafe for the skin and body.

118 samples were studied out of which 80% of the samples contained at-least some level of lead and 33% of the samples contained lead above the approved US FDA guidance limit. The samples were from Mumbai, Delhi and New Jersey.

Even a little lead in the blood has been shown to affect IQ, ability to pay attention and academic achievement as sighted in the report.

The report cited that although traditions need to be maintained, it’s the onus of the user and the company to reduce the lead (that is immensely) harmful in their products.

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