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    Oliphaunt elmwood's avatar
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    Default Eating fiberglass: what are the consequences?

    I found out that yesterday, the autistic son of one of my friends ate some fiberglass insulation, complete with the foil. What's the likely outcome of ingesting this poor substitute for cotton candy?

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    Stegodon kk fusion's avatar
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    Default Re: Eating fiberglass: what are the consequences?

    Eating one small portion should have no effect at all. If it makes your friend feel better, he/she should search Youtube for the kind of stuff people eat on dares.

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    Indifferent to bacon Julie's avatar
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    Default Re: Eating fiberglass: what are the consequences?

    Most fiberglass fibers are small enough that they may cause some irritation but shouldn't damage anything internally. But it could possibly scratch or tear or perforate some of the internal workings. I don't think it's likely, but it's possible.

    (I work in fiberglass. I would highly recommend not eating our product.)

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