Lead Poisoning in Gurkha Soldiers in Hong KongBr Med J 1969; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5666.336 (Published 09 August 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;3:336
- J. G. P. Power,
- R. M. Barnes,
- W. N. C. Nash,
- J. D. Robinson
Investigation of an outbreak of lead-poisoning in 121 Gurkha soldiers showed that this was due to the contamination of chilli powder (cayenne pepper), a constituent of curry powder, with lead chromate. Comprehensive systems of food sampling are needed in developing communities.