BCCDC advises public to discard products purchased from A1 Herbal Ayurvedic Clinic in Surrey

THE BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is alerting British Columbians to discard any products purchased from the A1 Herbal Ayurvedic Clinic Ltd. in Surrey as these ayurvedic products have been found to contain lead and mercury, and are not authorized for sale by Health Canada.

Fraser Health issued the A1 Herbal Ayurvedic Clinic Ltd., located at #31 – 8430 128th Street in Surrey, a closure order pursuant to the Public Health Act, following an inspection. Health Canada has seized products, ingredients and equipment from the clinic and is warning the public that they could pose serious risks.

Taking these items can lead to severe illness and even death. The BCCDC is aware of one client of the clinic becoming ill from lead poisoning.

If you have bought products from this clinic and have concerns about your health, please see a physician and inform them about the items you have been taking. The BC Drug and Poison Information Centre is available to work with your physician on any needed diagnosis or treatment.

Symptoms of lead poisoning include:

  • Anemia
  • Headaches / irritability / slowed thinking
  • Constipation
  • Stomach pain
  • Miscarriages / stillbirth