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Milwaukeeans push lead pipeline removal to cut kid poisoning

Sep. 11, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sitting in his North Side Milwaukee rental house, Nazir Al-Mujaahid discussed his son Shu’aib’s challenges while the quiet 9-year-old lingered in another room. Shu’aib excels at sports, Al-Mujaahid said, but his speaking skills developed late, and he lags behind...

2 die, 4 hospitalized after Chicago carbon monoxide leak

Sep. 10, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two women died and four other people, including three children, were hospitalized after a carbon monoxide leak in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood Friday, authorities said. A woman in her 70s and another woman in her 50s were found dead inside in...

2nd Afghan boy dies of mushroom poisoning in Poland

Sep. 03, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A second child of an Afghan family evacuated from Kabul to Poland died Friday after eating soup containing death cap mushrooms, which the family had unknowingly gathered in a Polish forest outside their quarantine center. The 6-year-old boy had...

Three Afghan children poisoned by mushrooms picked in Poland

Aug. 30, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Officials in Poland say three Afghan children staying at a refugee center fell ill after eating poisonous mushrooms picked in a forest, with two of them in intensive care fighting for their lives. The children and their families had recently...

Pork snacks recalled in UK after link to salmonella cases

Aug. 25, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Several types of crispy pork snacks have been pulled from sale in Britain after almost 180 people became ill with suspected salmonella poisoning. The packets of pork scratchings sold under the labels Mr. Porky, Jay’s and The Real Pork Crackling Company...

The Latest: S Korea nearly matches its high for new cases

Aug. 24, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 2,155 new coronavirus cases, nearly matching a record daily increase set earlier this month amid an alarming spread of infections. With Wednesday's report, the country has tallied more than 1,000 new cases for 50 consecutive...

Alabama poison control fields more calls about ivermectin

Aug. 24, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A poison control hotline in Alabama is fielding increased calls about possible ivermectin poisoning, an animal dewormer that doctors are warning people not to try as a home remedy for COVID-19. The Alabama Poison Information Center at...

Carbon monoxide poisoning suspected in deaths of couple

Aug. 21, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — Carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected in the deaths of an elderly couple in western Pennsylvania, authorities said. The bodies of Joseph and Freda Polinski, both 88, were found late Thursday night after a relative unable to contact them...

Jets' Mims catching up after offseason food poisoning bout

Aug. 11, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Denzel Mims is done with salmon. The New York Jets wide receiver doesn't want to eat, touch or look at it ever again. Not after a bout with food poisoning in the spring caused him to drop 20 pounds — and miss some valuable time on the...

Instances of lead poisoning in kids rose during the pandemic

Aug. 11, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — The number of children in Rhode Island who tested positive for lead poisoning for the first time rose last year, which is the first time it's increased, according to state Health Department data. The 22% increase in children testing positive...