Christina Haack has mercury lead poisoning from gross houses. Yes, this is a new HGTV “Flip or Flop” spinoff about Haack and her husband, Ant Anstead. But the show will also include the couple dealing with some real-life issues — such as her mercury lead poisoning from living in awful homes. Haack, who has appeared on “Flip or Flop” since 2017, recently revealed that she’s been diagnosed with the rare condition. “It was kind of shocking because I wasn’t exposed to anything as far as I knew,” Haack told People magazine.
“The Real Flip or Flop” will feature Haack and her husband, Ant Anstead, who co-hosted the original “Flip or Flop.” The couple had been renovating homes together for years before they started filming — but this time around, they have a new challenge: dealing with the aftermath of Haack’s mercury lead poisoning from living in awful homes.
The series should be good news for fans of any kind of flip-flopping (which is most people), since it seems like there won’t be many changes to what made the original show such an addictive hit. For one thing, it’ll be set in California — which means there will probably be lots of picturesque beach scenes and beautiful backdrops for shots of old houses being gutted out. And based on how things ended up for them last season, we can bet that everything will probably go wrong again by the end of each episode too!
Christina Haack Suffers Mercury Poisoning
Christina Haack, who has appeared on “Flip or Flop” since 2017, recently revealed that she’s been diagnosed with the rare condition.
Mercury lead poisoning is caused by living in an old house where the paint contains lead, according to the Mayo Clinic. Symptoms include fatigue and weakness, memory loss and mood changes; however, they can also be absent if your exposure is low enough — so you may not notice anything until symptoms become severe.
Christina Haack says she’s been experiencing headaches and dizziness for years now but wasn’t sure what was wrong until she started having trouble with her balance a few months ago. She went to the doctor after noticing an issue with her reflexes during a physical therapy session; it turns out that this was due to mercury poisoning caused by living in an old home where there’s high levels of lead paint on walls or windowsills (which makes sense considering how many scenes from “Flip or Flop” are filmed inside houses).