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Old 19 October 2013, 01:10 AM
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Icon81 Glitter lung

Comment: I read on fb where elementary kids are being harmed by teachers/
moms letting them use too much glitter. I read they breath it in & it gets
stuck in their lungs causing problems. I do story time & crafts at a
public library & we use glitter all the time.
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Old 19 October 2013, 05:04 AM
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I'm sure there was a joke page about this. The Onion maybe?

Yes. The Onion.

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Old 19 October 2013, 04:28 PM
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There is some danger from glitter; mostly to the eye, but also to the respiratory system.
Explanation here, for example.

“If the person’s breathing in, it can be drawn up into the nose and into the sinuses and cause one hell of an infection that’s difficult to get rid of because it’s literally an object … that highly irritates the tissue,” says the doctor.
But I don't think that's "glitter lung" so much as "glitter nose."
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