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Beware the bristles!

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It’s a Texas tradition, firing up the backyard grill. But how you clean that grill between uses could mean the difference between a savory meal and a trip to the hospital. The culprit? In the case of a few local patients, doctors found they had swallowed metal bristles — broken or dislodged from brushes used to clean outdoor grills. Those bristles can remain on the grill surface until they stick to food. “It was like somebody stuck an ice pick in me,” said Johnnie Littrell, 66, a Floresville construction manager. Littrell was about to be wheeled in for a colonoscopy …Read More >

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