Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02795561
Title: Mercury, lead, and other heavy metals in Chinese medicines
Authors: Wong, M.K. 
Koh, L.L. 
Keywords: Chinese medicines, heavy metals in
copper, in Chinese medicines
iron, in Chinese medicines, herbal medicines, heavy metals in
lead, in Chinese medicines
mercury, in Chinese medicines
Issue Date: Aug-1986
Citation: Wong, M.K., Koh, L.L. (1986-08). Mercury, lead, and other heavy metals in Chinese medicines. Biological Trace Element Research 10 (2) : 91-97. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02795561
Abstract: Ninety-nine samples of common Chinese medicines were purchased from Chinese medical shops in Singapore and Malaysia and analyzed for mercury, lead, copper, cadmium, cobalt, iron, and nickel. The majority of these medicines were manufactured in China, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. A few of them were of Singapore and Taiwan origin. Atomic absorption method (both flame and flameless) was used for the analyses. Mercury was found to be present in high concentrations in several of the medicines that were for oral consumption. © 1986 The Humana Press Inc.
Source Title: Biological Trace Element Research
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/76474
ISSN: 01634984
DOI: 10.1007/BF02795561
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