Pregnant woman's furniture polish craving

A pregnant British woman has developed a craving to eat furniture polish.

Emma Veness, from Birmingham, has sought medical advice about the problem because the mother-of-one feels the need to eat some of the product two or three times a day.

She said: "I can't explain why I like it, I think it has a lot do with the texture and how it feels in my mouth.

"I normally spray a bit on my fingers and lick it off or spray a bit on the duster and suck it.

"Certain things make me crave it more, like simply talking about it or when  adverts for polish come on the telly."

Emma's doctor has diagnosed the 26-year-old teaching assistant with an eating disorder called Pica - a desire to eat things that aren't food. 

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