Assessment of the Risk of Hepatotoxicity with Kava Products

July 2007
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    6th July 2007
  • ISBN 9789241595261
  • Language English
  • Pages 90 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11.5"

There has been international concern over the association of kava products and serious hepatotoxicity. Regulatory action banning these products in Europe has been controversial. The objective of this report is to investigate the possibility of hepatotoxicity with kava. It contains a description of kava and provides safety information as well as information on regulatory issues, conclusions and recommendations by the Committee appointed to handle this enquiry.

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