Indian spices, sindoor contain lead: The study carried out by researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and the Harvard School of Public Health found that about 25 per cent of Indian spices available in the US such as cardamom, fenugreek and chili powder contain more than one microgram of lead per gram of product and the vermillon(Sindoor) also contains lead - So how to go about it ??
Regarding the spices like candamon, fenugreek and chilli powder, again, more studies are required to be conducted by the ICAR and try to get these spices and condiments without lead. That will help in preventing people suffering from serious diseases because lead is dangerous and cause irreparable damage to people's health.
This discovery has proved that lead is not only usable but also eatable.
Indian traders community deserves special Nobel prize for establishing this rare fact.