Certain consumer products may be harmful to your health because they contain dangerous chemicals. For example, some supplements or remedies, imported spices and cosmetics may contain high levels of heavy metals such as lead, mercury or arsenic, which can be dangerous to your health. It can be difficult to tell the difference between safe and dangerous products. Information about some of these and other hazardous products is listed below:
For more information on product recalls and safety alerts, visit www.recalls.gov. For more information about lead poisoning prevention, visit the www.nyc.gov/lead or call 212-BANLEAD (226-5323). If you need more information or need to find medical help, please call 311. If you suspect you may have been poisoned, call the Poison Control Center at 212-POISONS (764-7667) or 212-VENENOS (836-3667) for Spanish speakers; (TDD) 212-689-9014.