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Jokes on you, health nuts. Those vitamin tablets you thought were extending your life and giving your hair a lustrous shine may contain arsenic and mercury.
A leading Chinese pharmaceutical maker has stopped selling Vitamin C Yinqiao tablets after they were found to have contained arsenic and mercury, reports CCTV.
Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited said Wednesday the chemical-laced pills produced by its subsidiary, Guangxi Yingkang Pharmacy Co, have been taken off the shelves and sealed for investigation.
Growers of the Shan Yin Hua (wild honeysuckle) plant were found repeatedly fuming and steaming the flowers with industrial sulfur in order to prevent mildew. Beneficial nutrients were destroyed in the process leaving behind highly toxic arsenic and mercury, CCTV reported.