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Lead poisoning associated with imported candy and powdered food coloring--California and Michigan.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report
Publication Date
Dec 11, 1998
Volume
47
Issue
48
Pages
1041–1043
Identifiers
PMID: 9869075
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although the most common source of pediatric lead poisoning is dust within the home that contains deteriorated lead-based paint from walls and windowsills, other less common sources (1-3) can result in excess exposure among children (i.e., blood lead levels [BLLs] > or =10 microg/dL). This report describes two cases of pediatric lead poisoning associated with eating imported candy and food stuffs and underscores the importance of thorough history-taking to identify unusual sources of lead exposure.

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