Beware the Loom bands

14 July 2014 ·

Loom bands

We all know how that the Loom bands are popular worldwide, but doctors say they could be dangerous for your health.

The Loom bands were invented as an bracelet for children and teenagers, they are made with colorful rubber bands. Ability conbined with imagination lead to original creations, but danger is just around the corner.

The risks are represented by the fact that the bracelets can cause asphyxia and circulatory problems. In Bristol, a boy has felt asleep with a bracelet wrapped around his fingers. His fingers have become completely purple because of the lack of circulation, forcing the child to use the emergency services.
The Loom braceletts are exchanged in school, used as fashion accessories, but health authorities insist that parents should pay attention to how they are used.

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