The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned health care providers about potential cases of high blood lead levels in children after consuming certain cinnamon-flavored applesauce products.

The CDC issued a health advisory on Nov. 13, stating that as of Nov. 7, at least 22 toddlers aged between 1 and 3 had been found to have high blood lead levels after eating cinnamon-flavored applesauce products.

The cases were reported in 14 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington.

According to the CDC, the affected children reported symptoms such as headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, change in activity level, and anemia.

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