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30/10/2007 Children in daycare fed shaving foam Children in a Palmerston North daycare centre were fed shaving foam in a "bad food" lesson.

Shaving foam is generally of low toxicity and may cause irritation to the mouth, throat and stomach.

Taste is not a good test for whether something is poisonous; some poisons taste very pleasant to children. It is never advisable for children to eat things which are not food.
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