Glitter Tongue Is Trending But Be Careful With it

September 29, 2017

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Trends come and go and most of the time they're harmless.  However the glitter tongue trend is one you should avoid.  The trend actually started by an artist accidently got glitter on her lounge and posted a picture of it online.

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That is all that was needed for others to follow suit and show off their bedazzled tongues.  But what the pictures don't show is the reaction when all those tiny pieces of fabulous get caught up in your throat!  While swallowing small amounts of glitter should cause too many problems, there is the risk digestion problems and stomach irritation. Not to mention the risk of accidently inhaling pieces of plastic and aluminum to find a home in your lungs doesn't sound healthy. On a larger scale, glitter is also bad for the environment. It’s made up of micro plastics which can leech chemicals and harbor dangerous bacteria that gets into our water and food supply. If you do fancy giving the glitter tongue a go, we suggest opting for edible glitter like the stuff used in cake decorating or opting for a product that labels itself as non-toxic.

SOURCE: The Independent

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