The California Department of Health Services is warning consumers to stop purchasing a candy bar imported from Mexico because it contains high levels of lead
. Chaca Chaca, made from apple pulp and chili powder, reportedly contains three to four times the normal lead level allowed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The health warning is the first issued in California over a toxic candy since 2001.
Exposure to lead has been shown to cause brain
and kidney damage
, especially in children
. Lead poisoning symptoms include, among others, nausea
, and coma
. Upon discovering lead exposure, it is important to immediately seek a lead free environment and medical attention.
If you or your child have suffered an injury after ingesting candy, it may be important to contact an attorney
who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits
within which you must commence suit.
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