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Common household item being banned from several schools

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A commonhousehold item is being banned from several schools across the country.

Many school districts aresending letters to parents banning students from bringing cinnamon to school.

The ban came after teens wouldchallenge other teens to eat an entire spoonful of the spice. Dr. Andrew Hertzsaid heath risks can come from eating a spoonful of cinnamon, "It can cause youto gag right away, which then when you expel it can get in the eyes, causedamage to the eyes, burning to the eyes."    

There is also a danger of the spicegetting into the lungs or making it difficult to swallow.

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