Azarcón por empacho--another cause of lead toxicity.

Pediatrics (1983-07-01)
A Bose, K Vashistha, B J O'Loughlin
ABSTRACT

A new source of toxic lead ingestion has been identified roentgenologically in Mexican-American children and adults. Azarcón is an orange powder that contains 86% to 95% lead tetroxide (Pb3O4). At least three children have been treated with this substance by folk healers for relief of abdominal symptoms. Other Hispanic medical folklores may include this toxic "remedy."

MATERIALS
Product Number
Brand
Product Description

Sigma-Aldrich
Lead oxide, red powder, 1-2 μm, 99%
Sigma-Aldrich
Lead(II,IV) oxide, ≥96%