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Ross Koning koning at ECSUC.CTSTATEU.EDU
Tue Feb 3 09:08:16 EST 1998

I have been told that most modern tests are sensitive
enough to detect very low levels of "opiates" but cannot
well distinguish which "opiates" are present.  Several
years ago one could get by with ONE poppy seed bagel,
but a lemon-poppy seed cake was entirely another matter!
Today's tests are more sensitive, so I would avoid all
poppy seed products if I knew I were having a drug test


At 7:35 PM -0500 2/2/98, Karl Seiler wrote:
>Being in Navy I've been to the Mediterranean, and there are a lot of baked
>goods with poppy seeds in them, i've never visited Portugal so I don't know
>about that. As for testing positive on a urinalysis test, all I have heard =
>rummers, I still eat poppy seed muffins and haven't gotten busted yet.
>Karl Seiler
>Kitty wrote:
>> John Doe wrote in message <34cc89c9.4268451 at news.gatech.edu>...
>> >>I=B4ve heard, that in some western counries (France, Portugal), it is n=
>> >>alliwed to use poppy seeds in food.Could someone let me know, if it is
>> >>true? Do you eat poppy croissants in France?
>> >>
>> >
>> >On a related note, I have heard that people who regularly eat poppy
>> >seed foods will test positive for narcotics in blood/urine tests. Can
>> >anybody confirm or refute this?
>> Yup, it's true . . . a girl in my school's rowing crew had a bagel with
>> poppy seeds on it and when the team was tested, she had to sit out becaus=
>> there were traces of opium (?) in her blood.

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