The Chemicals in Your Mac and Cheese
Macaroni and cheese products were especially high in phthalates, chemicals that may pose special risks to pregnant women and young children.
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Authors: Ozturk Z, Ugras K PMID: 29537318 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog aka Tropical Travel Trouble 003 A 65 yr old woman from Ethiopia is visiting her grandchild for the first time in Europe. She is normally fit and well, physically active with a small-holding in Ethiopia. She does not take any medication and cannot remember the last time she saw a doctor. She presents to you with difficulty chewing 3 days after arriving in the UK. She describes it as being “stiff in the mouth” Questions: Q1. What is the differential diagno...
Conditions: Dietary Habits; Lead Poisoning; Pregnancy Related Intervention: Other: None - observational Sponsors: University of Bristol; Wellcome Trust; Medical Research Council; Bristol Biomedical Research Unit Completed
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We present a case of unintentional lead exposure from a store-bought ceramic mug and a nutritional supplement. A 32-year-old female was found to have a whole blood lead concentration of 44 μg/dL. Evaluation of her home, occupation, and hobbies initially did not identify a source of lead exposure. Further investigation revealed that the likely etiology of the exposure was lead leaching from a ceramic mug used by the patient to drink hot lemon water while she was pregnant. She stopped drinking from the mug and her blood lead levels decreased, but increased a year later after she began to ingest a maca root powder sup...