Bad Brownie: Children Become Sick After Eating Brownies Made With Melatonin

Two Massachusetts towns want to ban Lazy Cakes, brownies that contain melatonin, following reports that they made children sick. A 2-year-old boy from Arizona had to be hospitalized after he took a few bites of a relative's Lazy Cakes, and fell into a deep sleep. Melatonin is a brain hormone that controls the body's sleep-wake cycle. It's relatively safe for adults, but if children consume too much of it they can fall into a sleep so deep that it's difficult to arouse them. Lazy Cakes...Full Story
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