Vitamin-C and Shrimp are a poisonous combination-Fiction!
Consuming Vitamin-C and Shrimp Together Will Cause Death-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
This email says that there has been a case in Taiwan of a person eating shrimp shortly after taking vitamin-C and then dying. The message claims that the combination somehow causes arsenic poisoning.
This is a hoax. It's a brief message with no facts to back it up and refers only to an incident allegedly having happened in Taiwan. There is no record that TruthOrFiction.com could find of any concerns over combining vitamin-C and shrimp.
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
To all my friends:
Spread this message out to as many friends and families as possible, because this is a matter of life and death!!
Someone just send me an e-mail saying he just read a medical report from his friend saying that:: –
DO NOT eat shrimp (Prawn) if you have just taken VITAMIN C pills!!
This will cause you to DIE in ARSENIC (As) toxication within HOURS!!
THIS IS NOT A JOKE!!
There’s been a case happened in Taiwan.