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Pregnant women craving soil suffer from low iron

January 10, 2019

“Did you plan your funeral? Because you are going to die.” These were the strong words of a nurse when she discovered that patient Busiswa Booi* (22) was eating clay and soil while she was pregnant.

The dirt-eaters – a stressful and dangerous addiction for many women

November 21, 2016

All over South Africa, women have developed taste for eating soil or clay and now packets of soil are being sold by street vendors alongside their usual products. SANDILE MBILI, BONTLE MOTSOENENG AND LINDIWE MSIBI report…