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BBQ Grills Sending People to the Hospital

BBQ Grills Sending People to the Hospital
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Barbecue grills send a few people every year to the hospital for reasons besides burns or food poisoning. Instead, people are being injured by the stainless steel cleaning brushes. The metal bristles can break off and easily get lodged in food and then swallowed by us. Patrick Jones has more on this danger in your backyard. Photo Credit: diongillard via Flickr.

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10:12AM PDT on Apr 5, 2013


4:31AM PST on Feb 4, 2013

Thanks for the info.

11:39AM PDT on Oct 20, 2012

I throw the grill rack right into the body of the grill and keep turning it until it is burnt and then use a cleaning brush, I do it AFTER I get done grilling and keep it covered until i grill. I never do it before hand, my father taught me that. And if we don't use it for winter (some days we pull it out if the garage and light it up in the dead of winter) I do a spring clean on it when spring hits and days before I grill anything.

9:30AM PDT on Aug 5, 2012

thanks for the warning

8:24AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

A good thing to know, one always has to be careful while engaging in a favourite activity then keeping the grill clean! Will buy a new small BBQ and use an alternative method to clean it!

6:42AM PDT on Jul 5, 2012


6:30AM PDT on Jun 27, 2012

Next time you clean your grill, put on your glasses!

5:33PM PDT on Jun 25, 2012

I occasionally clean my grill with a wire brush, usually I just let the fire burn it off.

12:15AM PDT on Jun 25, 2012

I clean my grill whenever I bbq with a wire brush and have never had a problem, I just wait till the grill is good and hot then brush quickly with long handle brush, stuff just falls right off and how would broken wire get in the food anyway? Chew carefully is always a good idea.

4:27PM PDT on Jun 24, 2012

i don't have a grill so no worries...

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