Poison Control says Frozen Fair Treat "Dragon's Breath" Could Be Harmful

The New Jersey Poison Control Center issued a health alert about a popular snack sold at state fairs citing possible health problems. The treat infuses liquid nitrogen into cereal puffs and was sold at both the State Fair Meadowlands and New Jersey State Fair this year.

Popularly known as "dragon's breath," the snack creates a vapor that's released from the nose and mouth when consumed. According to the New Jersey Herald, the manager of the New Jersey State Fair said "Dragon's Breath" was a big hit this year but one person did express concern after seeing a news clip about its safety.

The Poison Control Center noted that consuming the snack may cause injuries to the mouth, throat, esophagus, and stomach and that swallowing liquid nitrogen can be life-threatening.

Read the NJHerald.com story here.

 
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