Thousands Sustained Pizza-Related Injuries Last Year

Pizza is hot, gooey, delicious - and dangerous, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission is reminding Americans.

In 2017, an estimated 2,300 people had to go to the emergency room for pizza-related injuries. They cut themselves cutting pies, burned themselves on pizza pans, and fell in presence of pizzas.  In its latest data set, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) explores every kind of unthinkable injury and reminds us that even the best things in life can be risky.

When we talk about 'food safety,' usually we mean how meat and produce are handled in restaurants and grocery stores.  But Americans perhaps take for granted the safety and dangers of the consumer side of food. In 2017, there were all manner of pizza injuries, according to one of the CPSC's latest memes on its wonderfully weird Twitter account.  The main reasons that pizza sent people to the ER in 2017 were standard-issue cuts and burns.Many people were also injured slipping and falling while carrying pizzas, walking into, out of, or around pizza places.

Even reaching for your beloved slice to accompany you while lounging can be precarious, as some victims found out when they fell from bed for the sake of pizza.

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