Poisoning — Turkey
Health officials in Istanbul said on Tuesday (5 Nov 2019) the number of people admitted for care after eating tainted spinach had risen to 108, Turkish news site Diken reported.
The Istanbul Health Directorate said 28 patients had stayed in hospital for observation, and the rest had been discharged.
Health authorities said they suspected foreign plants containing poisonous chemicals had been mixed in with spinach. They said scopolamine and atropine, both chemicals found in many plants in