my mom always told me dirt is dirt and dirt wont hurt
….unless it develops into Pica

Why is it called Pica?
PICA comes from the Latin word that means magpie, which is a bird that is known for a big appetite to eat anything and everything.

Here’s what kids sometimes eat of they have or show signs of pica:

* dirt / clay / mud
* Play Doh
* paint chips
* plaster
* chalk
* cornstarch
* baking soda
* coffee grounds
* cigarette ashes
* burnt match heads
* cigarette butts
* feces
* ice
* glue / white paste
* hair
* buttons
* paper / cardboard
* sand
* toothpaste
* soap