The state poison control center based in Sioux City has a new warning for parents.
Poison Center spokeswoman Tammy Noble says a new fad among teenagers is called “beezin”.
It involves using the brand-name Burt’s Bees mint lip balm in a place the product wasn’t designed to go.
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Noble says beezin is a risky thing to do:
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There may also be a risk of causing a bacterial infection if the balm was also used on the lips.
Noble says she wants parents to know about this oddball fad.
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The hotline for the Poison Control Center is 800-222-1222.
Radio Iowa contributed story