Lead intoxication epidemic caused by ingestion of contaminated ground paprika.

@article{Kkosy1996LeadIE,
  title={Lead intoxication epidemic caused by ingestion of contaminated ground paprika.},
  author={Tibor K{\'a}kosy and Andrew Hudak and Mikl{\'o}s N{\'a}ray},
  journal={Journal of toxicology. Clinical toxicology},
  year={1996},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={507-11}
}
OBJECTIVE Report of a lead intoxication epidemic caused by ingestion of contaminated ground paprika. DESIGN Retrospective study of case histories. SETTING Institutional, toxicological and medical referral center for ambulatory and hospitalized care. PATIENTS One hundred forty-one adults consumed paprika contaminated with lead tetroxide (red lead). INTERVENTIONS Intravenous calcium disodium versenate (edetic acid). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Measurement of zinc protoporphyrin:heme ratio of… CONTINUE READING

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