Betel Nut

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Abstract:

This one-page handout educates people about the potentially harmful health effects of chewing betel nut. It states that betel nut can cause cancer and gum disease, and combining it with tobacco can increase these risks. It clarifies that using betel nut can be dangerous for pregnant women, and that children should not chew it. The document offers advice about the importance of talking with a doctor and dentist about betel nut use and early cancer detection, and provides phone numbers for information about dental care in North Carolina. 

This resource was researched, produced, and written by Susan Clifford (MSW, MPH) and Coby Austin (MPH) for the Orange County North Carolina Health Department, and field tested with Karen/Burmese community and local service providers.

Author(s):
Orange County North Carolina Health Department
Medical Review:
No
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
Translation Review:
Community review
This translation was evaluated by a representative or group from the community for accuracy and cultural relevance.
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Keywords:
Areca, Early detection of cancer, Oral health, Pregnancy, Tumors
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
1/1/2016
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