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A 22-year-old male asked:

what happens if i eat a little bit of paper suddenly?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
No harm will come: Nothing will happen and it will do no harm.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Safe.: Paper is generally nothing more than Cellulose and some stabilizing agents. Unless you are eating a lot routinely, or eating some specialty paper, I do not see any significant health hazard. The speed with you you eat it may be correlated with your risk of a paper cut. That would hurt.

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Last updated Apr 26, 2016

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