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Adult lead poisoning from an Asian remedy for menstrual cramps - Connecticut, 1997.

Authors
Jung-BC; Morrissey-Ross-M; Nicaj-L; Lo-D; Materna-B; Fornes-R
Source
MMWR 1999 Jan; 48(2):27-29
NIOSHTIC No.
20027444
Abstract
Follow-back procedures to determine the source of elevated blood lead levels (BLLs) are integral parts of the CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance program (ABLES) in 27 states. Although an estimated 90%-95% of cases of elevated BLLs reported to the states in the ABLES program result from occupational exposures, nonoccupational exposures also are identified by this system. This report describes a case of adult lead poisoning attributed to an Asian remedy for menstrual cramps, "Koo Sar" pills, following an investigation by the Adult Lead Registry of the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CDPH), Division of Environmental Epidemiology and Occupational Health.
Keywords
Lead-poisoning; Menstrual-disorders; Blood-poisoning; Medicinal-chemicals; Heavy-metals; Heavy-metal-poisoning; Metal-poisoning; Metals
CODEN
MMWRB6
CAS No.
7439-92-1
Publication Date
19990122
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0892-3787
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
State
CT; OH
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