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Loose Bristles From Grill-Cleaning Brushes May Pose Dangers

Posted 4 Apr 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 4, 2016 – A new study suggests that you might want to take one last look after cleaning your grill this summer, to make sure no bristles from your wire brush are left behind. That's because those loose bristles can stick to the grill, end up in your food, and cause mouth, throat and stomach/intestinal injuries, researchers found. Some of the patients required surgery for these injuries, which were more common in the summer and occurred more often in the mouth and throat than in the stomach/intestines, the investigators reported. The study was published April 4 in the journal Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery. "The issue is likely under-reported and thus underappreciated," study author Dr. C.W. David Chang said in a journal news release. He is an associate professor of clinical otolaryngology at the University of Missouri's School of Medicine, in Columbia, Mo. "Because ... Read more

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