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Iron Poisoning in Children on Rise


Iron Poisoning in Children on Rise

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--In the April issue of The Southern Medical Journal, it is reported that an estimated 3,000 children experience iron poisoning, a number which has increased two-fold since the 1980s. Iron poisoning can cause liver, heart, nerve and gastric problems. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) is 10 mg for a child under six--amounts above 450 mg can seriously harm or kill a child. For more information, visit

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