Oregon health officials are warning people about "alarmingly" high levels of lead found in some turmeric and cosmetics traditionally used in South and Southeast Asian cultures.
Officials shopped the Portland area for several products. These included the traditional black eye liner, kohl, four brightly colored Hindu festival powders, and for turmeric that had been hand-carried into the country.
They found extremely high levels of lead.
Perry Cabot with Multnomah County said one brand of black eye ore was 58% lead, or 58,000 times the recommended limit.