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Trendy 'dragon's breath' snacks can leave teenagers with life-threatening liquid nitrogen ice burns, FDA warns

Ice cream, cereals, cocktails and especially 'dragon's breath' snacks popular with teenagers can cause skin and internal organ damage, the FDA warned Thursday.
Liquid nitrogen is used to quickly cool or freeze everything from computers to foods and to remove warts and skin tags. Nitrogen is not toxic and is safe to use to preserve food, but because it is extremely cold, the substance is extremely cold (-320F or colder) and can freeze skin and damage the throat and stomach, the Food and Drug Administration warns.  Read more...

 

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