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Doctors Warn Against Health Dangers of Viral “Shell On” Challenge

Want to take part in the newest viral challenge? All you have to do is eat an egg with its shell still on. The “shell on” challenge can also entail biting into an unpeeled banana, an orange or chomping into foods still wrapped inside plastic or cardboard packaging. While amusing, doctors warn that the internet dare can pose serious health risks, such as salmonella and pesticide contamination, TODAY reports. Eating packaging is dangerous and may contain phthalates and carcinogenic substances. The “shell on” challenge also poses serious choking hazards.

Not to be Mr. “Get Off My Lawn” but is this really the legacy you want to leave for your future grandchildren?  A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the internet.

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