Uncooked food and other poisons. This
includes raw (unpasteurized) milk and cheeses made with raw milk; raw meat, poultry, or seafood; unwashed fruits or vegetables; and cat
feces or outdoor soil that cats commonly use.
Unusual cravings, such as pica, when a woman craves things that are not food.
Fish that may have mercury. This includes shark, swordfish, king mackerel,
tilefish, more than
6 oz (0.2 kg) of white albacore
tuna a week, or fish caught in local waters that have not tested as safe.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
January 24, 2014
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