If you or someone you know has recently discovered they are suffering from lead poisoning and has a history of Herbalife supplement use, you are not alone. Many people, all over the world, have connected their exposure to lead to the habitual consumption of Herbalife products. RepresentYou is aware of the potential link between Herbalife and lead poisoning and is dedicated to finding out the truth. A number of our panel member attorneys have unique knowledge and experience dealing with health complaints against Herbalife and may be able to help you find the origin of your lead poisoning.
Herbalife and Lead Poisoning
Lead poisoning is a very dangerous and often “sneaky” condition. Due to the relatively recent emphasis on the danger of lead, and the subsequent restriction of its use, many people assume it is no longer a threat. These people are definitely wrong. For example, lead paint used to be very popular and still covers the walls of many old homes. It becomes even more serious when you realize that people can poisoned by the heavy metal through inhalation, consumption, and even mere physical contact. The exposure can come from a number of different sources including, but not limited to, contaminated air, water, soil, food, and consumer products.
One such consumer product may be Herbalife supplements. It has been said, with the support of reasonable evidence, that a number of Herbalife products contain harmful levels of lead. Due to the Food and Drug Administrations policies on herbal supplements many products available to the public have not been tested by the government but have been trusted to the in-house examination of the manufacturers. Private research and user testimony has suggested that Herbalife may not be disclosing increased lead levels in their supplements, or are simply failing to properly test their products.
Herbalife and Proposition 65
The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act is much more commonly known as Proposition 65. Below is some information about proposition 65.
Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986: This text contains new statutory language added by Assembly Bill 1756 (Committee on Budget, Chapter 228, Statutes of 2003) which was signed into law by Governor Gray Davis on August 9, 2003. The new language took effect on August 11, 2003.
25249.5. Prohibition On Contaminating Drinking Water With Chemicals Known to Cause Cancer or Reproductive Toxicity: No person in the course of doing business shall knowingly discharge or release a chemical known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity into water or onto or into land where such chemical passes or probably will pass into any source of drinking water, notwithstanding any other provision or authorization of law except as provided in Section 25249.9.
25249.6. Required Warning Before Exposure To Chemicals Known to Cause Cancer Or Reproductive Toxicity.No person in the course of doing business shall knowingly and intentionally expose any individual to a chemical known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity without first giving clear and reasonable warning to such individual, except as provided in Section 25249.10.
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Lead poisoning in humans has been documented since ancient Rome but has only recently been addressed as a major health concern. While lead is one of the oldest known work and environmental hazards it was largely ignored until the end of the 20th century. Only then did health experts discover that even minuet contacts to lead could be dangerous.
It has been alleged in a lawsuit that some Herbalife supplements contain lead and are thus hazardous to the health of their consumers. RepresentYou is aware of these allegations and committed to investigating any relationship between Herbalife and lead poisoning. A number of our panel member attorneys have investigated the possibility of lead in Herbalife products. If you have lead poisoning from taking a Herbalife supplement you should have the best Herbalife attorney you can find. Call or log on to RepresentYou.com for a free consultation. RepresentYou can give you a referral to a lawyer who may take your case on a contingency fee basis.