2 KC Children Suffer Lead Poisoning

By: AP - (posted by Greg Palmer)
By: AP - (posted by Greg Palmer)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Kansas City health officials say at least two area children have lead poisoning from a contaminated cosmetic product commonly used in Myanmar.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/1fIOfrj ) the product, which is called Thanakha, and is also spelled ``thanaka'' or ``tanaka,'' is a yellowish paste made from tree bark that is worn on the face and arms to treat acne or as a sunscreen.

The health department says the contaminated product found in Kansas City was in a silver-colored metal container with a cardboard cover featuring a woman wearing a pink dress. The label is printed in Burmese.

The health department is urging anyone who's used the product to get their blood tested for lead.


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