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4 Your Health: kids eating pot products and cookie dough; a warning about a popular vitamin

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The FDA is warning that biotin may interfere with some lab tests.

Biotin, also known as vitamin B-7, is often found in pre-natal and multi-vitamins, and in supplements that promote hair and nail growth. The FDA says biotin can cause falsely high or low results depending on the test.

These incorrect lab results could potentially lead to misdiagnosis or inappropriate treatments.

Children ingesting marijuana products

A new study finds an increase in children accidentally ingesting edible marijuana products.

Researchers at UC San Francisco said the symptoms of intoxication can be vague and difficult to diagnose. That's why they are urging ER doctors to order drug tests for children who show possible signs of THC poisoning, which include dizziness, lethargy and abnormal vision.

Dangers of cookie dough

Something else that can make kids, and adults, sick is raw cookie dough.

Just last year, the FDA investigated an outbreak of E-coli infections caused by eating or handling raw dough.

Food safety experts said the culprit is flour. Flour is derived from a grain that comes directly from the field and is typically not treated to kill bacteria.

Best advice, avoid eating those few bites of raw dough before putting the cookies in the oven. Childcare facilities should also discourage the practice of playing with raw dough.

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