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Geophagic Earths Consumed By Women In Western Kenya Contain Dangerous Levels Of Lead, Arsenic, And Iron

J. Miller, S. Collins, M. Omotayo, S. L. Martin, Katherine L Dickin, S. Young
Published 2018 · Medicine

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Geophagy is commonly reported by pregnant women and children, yet its causes and consequences remain poorly understood. Therefore, we sought to determine if geophagy could contribute micronutrients and/or be a source of heavy metal exposure by examining the elemental composition of earths consumed in Kakamega, Kenya.
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