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Monitoring heavy metals, residual agricultural chemicals and sulfites in traditional herbal decoctions

BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:154

Received: 21 May 2016

Accepted: 22 February 2017

Published: 14 March 2017

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Original Submission
21 May 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
15 Jul 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Zhitao Liang
27 Sep 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Elizabeth Williamson
19 Nov 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Farid Moore
5 Dec 2016 Author responded Author comments - In-Sil Yu
Resubmission - Version 2
5 Dec 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
22 Feb 2017 Editorially accepted
14 Mar 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12906-017-1646-y

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Authors’ Affiliations

Kangbuk Agro-Fishery Products Inspection Center, Seoul Metropolitan Government Research Institute of Public Health and Environment
Seoul Korean Medical Association
Liver and Immunology Research Center, Daejeon Oriental Hospital of Daejeon University