FDA Refuses Entry of 20 Kilograms of Bulk Germanium Sesquioxide
Designed Nutritional Products has long maintained that the intent of the germanium import alert (revised in 1995) has always been to prevent importation of germanium products destined for human consumption. Our claim has been highly criticized by competitors who rely on a foreign source and some have gone to extreme measures to justify their actions. However, reality is a tough and relentless adversary. The following germanium sesquioxide entry refusal was reported by the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department for Homeland Security in October of 2003.
“In October 2003, FDA refused an entry of 20 kilograms of bulk germanium sesquioxide valued at $16,500, destined for use in human dietary supplements. Germanium has caused nephrotoxicity (kidney injury) and death when used chronically by humans, even at recommended levels of use.”
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Department of Health and Human Services
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