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Fri Mar 30, 2012, 12:11 AM

Danger of Wire Grill Brushes Identified

Rhode Island Hospital physicians identified six cases of accidental ingestion of wire grill brush bristles that required endoscopic or surgical removal. The paper calls attention to the need for the public and physicians to be aware of this potential danger. It is published in the American Journal of Roentgenology and is now available online in advance of print.

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In all cases, a careful history revealed the patients had consumed meat cooked on a grill that was cleaned with a wire brush immediately prior to cooking. Of the patients, three presented with odynophagia as a primary symptom. Two underwent radiography of the neck, which revealed a metallic foreign body , while one patient had a computed tomography (CT) scan that identified and localized the bristles within the neck. In all three patients the wires were identified and removed.

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Grand says, "Although foreign body ingestion is not a rare complaint in an emergency department, it is striking that in only 18 months we identified six separate episodes of wire bristle ingestion after eating grilled meat. The public should be aware of this potential danger."






http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120328142807.htm







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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 12:28 AM

1. I use a crumpled up peice of used aluminum foil

to clean my grill.

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 01:19 AM

2. Grilled meat is full of carcinogens anyway.

 

I stay away from it completely. I have no need to "play caveman" and char my prey over an open fire.

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Response to Speck Tater (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 01:22 AM

3. i'll take your cut

 

can i boil you some haggis?

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Response to Speck Tater (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 09:22 AM

6. I've read that humans have developed a genetic tolerance for carcinogens created by cooking.

Apparently other animals are affected A LOT more by the carcinogens in grilled meat than we are. That doesn't mean the carcinogens are harmless for us, of course.

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 03:04 AM

4. grills are a bitch. i discovered frying my hamburgers in a cast iron pan w/ BUTTER

tasted better. of course deluxe burgers. beef, bread, egg + an onion.

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Response to snagglepuss (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 03:33 AM

5. Poor quality of the wire brush

is likely the problem.

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