Manchester boy eats his bedroom
TO Salford, Manchester, where five-year-old Zach Tahir suffers from Pica, described by the US Library of Medicine as the “pattern of eating non-food materials, such as dirt or paper”. The NHS says Pica is “a desire to eat non-food items, such as ice, paper or clay”. Zach Tahir cannot distinguish between edible and inedible objects.
The MEN says Zach is autistic and cannot speak. His Pica could be linked to his autism. Zach’s mother, Rachel Horn, tells the paper:
“He eats almost anything – mud and moss, stones, carpet, grow bags, thread, paper, wallpaper and hair. He loves to climb on his windowsill and eat his black-out blind. He likes to have something to chew on at all times. It is not the taste he likes, but the texture.”
She’s saving up £15,000 to build him a safer rom.
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