Drinking-water-induced copper intoxication in a Vermont family.

@article{Spitalny1984DrinkingwaterinducedCI,
  title={Drinking-water-induced copper intoxication in a Vermont family.},
  author={Kenneth C. Spitalny and Jack Brondum and Richard Vogt and H E Sargent and Stephan Kappel},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1984},
  volume={74 6},
  pages={
          1103-6
        }
}
Three of four family members reported recurrent episodes of gastrointestinal illness while residing in a house in a small northwestern Vermont village. The father and two daughters repeatedly experienced episodes of emesis and abdominal pain after drinking water drawn from their kitchen faucet. One early-morning water sample taken from the family household contained a copper level of 7.8 mg/L, which is above the standard for drinking water (1.0 mg/L). Values for the second daughter's copper in… CONTINUE READING
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