OTTAWA, July 7, 2017 /CNW/ -
IssueHealth Canada is advising Canadians thatit has seized several unauthorized kratom products from Culture Rising at 1248 Main St E, Milton, ON. Kratom may pose serious health risks when swallowed or inhaled.
Who is affected
What consumers should do
What Health Canada is doingHealth Canada seized the products from the retail location. Should additional retailers or distributors be identified, Health Canada will take appropriate action and inform Canadians as necessary. Health Canada is also working with the Canada Border Services Agency to stop kratom products from entering Canada illegally.
BackgroundKratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a herbal product that may pose serious health risks when swallowed or inhaled. Side effects include drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, seizures, liver toxicity and excessively rapid heartbeat. Kratom has been linked to both narcotic and stimulant-like effects, and has potential for abuse and dependence.
For more information
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