Reports of copper poisoning
are uncommon, and are linked to eating fruit sprayed with copper fungicides, cooking food in copper vessels, or ingesting grams of copper sulfate in suicide attempts.
The symptoms complained of in the outbreak cases were compatible with copper poisoning
The findings could mean that the risk of lead and copper poisoning
in cities where people drink a lot of coffee is lower than expected.
Salt blocks need to be plain - copper poisoning
can result from using a copper salt block.
Two of those who drank the discoloured water that appeared "blue" from a bathroom tap, were kept in hospital overnight for observation amid fears they may have suffered copper poisoning