Ayurvedic pills taken for infertility cause lead poisoning: case

Samples of most of her pills contained detectable levels of lead, including one found to be 13% lead by weight, doctors report.

A woman using Ayurvedic medicine for infertility was treated for heavy metal poisoning after her blood lead levels reached 25 times above the normal limit, doctors report. 

The 39-year-old Canadian patient presented to a Toronto ED three times over six weeks complaining of abdominal pain, constipation, nausea and vomiting.