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I am eating slate pencils. Is it any injurious to my health ?

I am 20years old . I am eating daily 1or2 slate pencils. I cant stop that. I love to eat . Is it any injurious to my health ? plz tell me
Asked On : Mon, 13 Jun 2011
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You have a condition called Pica. It occurs commonly due to less iron in your blood manifested by Anaemia or low Haemoglobin. Kindly get tested. Consuming slate pencils can cause hypercalcemia, pancreatitis and other complications if taken in large amounts. You may rather get treated for anaemia instead. Start by eating fresh green vegetables, nuts, chicken, Soyabean which are rich in iron. Kindly get tested and examined by a Physician and managed appropriately.
Answered: Tue, 14 Jun 2011
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