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    Proof teens are stupid!!!

    Some kids still swallowing soda can safety tabs - Yahoo! News

    Some kids still swallowing soda can safety tabs
    Tue Dec 1, 1:00 pm ET
    CHICAGO (Reuters) Beverage can tops are still finding their way into the stomachs of some children, especially teens, despite being redesigned in the 1970s to keep people from swallowing them, U.S. researchers said on Monday.

    A 16-year study at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center found 19 children had swallowed the safety tabs, which are designed to fold back but stay attached to cans for soda and other beverages.

    "I think we all know if you fiddle with these stay tabs, you can easily break them off," Dr. Lane Donnelly, who led the study, told reporters at the Radiological Society of North America meeting in Chicago.

    The study included children aged 1 to 18 at his medical center, but he suspects many cases go unreported.

    Donnelly said he suspected children break off the tab, drop it into the soda can and inadvertently swallow the tab. When broken, the tabs have jagged edges that could perforate the stomach or intestine.

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    I break those off and chew on them all the time.

    Horrible for my teeth, I'm sure.

    And even still I've never managed to swallow one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmur5074 View Post
    I break those off and chew on them all the time.

    Horrible for my teeth, I'm sure.

    And even still I've never managed to swallow one.
    Thats cause you aren't a teenager
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    The only thing I've ever swallowed not on purpose is a bug or something that has flew in my mouth unexplectedly, lol

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    They used to be removable. The tops had to be redesigned so they wouldn't be swallowedr? I used to just rip em off and throw them away. Maybe I was doing it wrong.
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    Donnelly said he suspected children break off the tab, drop it into the soda can and inadvertently swallow the tab. When broken, the tabs have jagged edges that could perforate the stomach or intestine.
    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    They used to be removable. The tops had to be redesigned so they wouldn't be swallowed? I used to just rip em off and throw them away. Maybe I was doing it wrong.
    I guess sometimes laziness is inherited, too. Some people didn't want to get caught littering, hence dropping the pull tab into the can. We didn't have plastic bottles back then. I'm surprised that there aren't more instances of teens swallowing bottle caps.


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    We used to work the tabs off and make them into jean jacket decorations. This practice later came in handy when I chewed for awhile and would remove them prior to using the elbow trick to convert a can into a spittoon. Never had one come off accidentally though, and however it came off I sure wouldn't put it in my beverage.

    Doc says it has something to do with the fiddly nature of teens. Shoot, if they'd just start smoking that'd be covered and if they'd litter those tabs would be harmless to their alimentary tract.

    See, clean living is dangerous.

 

 

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