Title

Notes From the Field: Childhood Lead Poisoning Associated With Turmeric Spices - Las Vegas, 2019

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-12-2021

Publication Title

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Volume

70

Issue

45

First page number:

1584

Last page number:

1585

Abstract

In March 2019, the Office of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance of the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) was contacted by a local pediatrician regarding a developmentally normal boy aged 2 years (child A) with a high venous blood lead level (BLL) of 48 μg/dL (reference range <5 μg/dL) obtained during a routine well-child visit.* The pediatrician was not aware of any obvious source of lead exposure and also reported that child A’s cousin, a girl aged 9 months (child B), who lived in a different household, also had a high venous BLL of 11 μg/dL. The parents in both families had immigrated from Afghanistan; both children were born in the United States.

Controlled Subject

Lead poisoning in children; Nevada--Las Vegas; Epidemiology

Disciplines

Food Chemistry | Food Processing

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