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2022 Oct 10

J Emerg Med

Arsenic Toxicity From the Ingestion of Terracotta Pottery.


Chiu C, Fisk C A, Rice B T, Garcia E C M
J Emerg Med. 2022 Oct 10.
PMID: 36229316.


Symptomatic arsenic toxicity has not been associated with terracotta pottery despite thousands of years of use in food storage and preparation. We describe a case of chronic arsenic toxicity from undiagnosed pica involving the ingestion of terracotta pots.