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Magnetic tongue studs could kill you

12 December 2012 12:42 AM, PST | | See recent RealBollywood news »

London, Dec mber 12: Students have been warned about the dangers of magnetic tongue studs, following reports of serious medical emergencies.

The head teacher of St Matthew's Roman Catholic High School has sent out an alert to parents and spoken to pupils.

The studs give the wearer the look of a tongue piercing but without a hole.

If accidentally swallowed, the magnets - designed to be worn either side of the tongue - can stick together, trapping parts of the intestine and leading to perforation of the bowel.

"We have spoken to all pupils about this matter and warned them of the potentially harmful consequences of swallowing these magnets," the BBC quoted head teacher Kevin Hogan as writing in his letter. »

- Amith Ostwal

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