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Common household item being banned from several schools

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

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

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

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

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