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Is it bad to swallow chewing gum?

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Isabelle Houston

Although chewing gum is designed to be chewed and not swallowed, it isn't harmful if swallowed.

Swallowing gum is generally considered safe. It is an Old Wives' Tale that it can take you seven years to digest gum .

It's not a great idea since the body cannot break down the gum. However, there are no long term adverse health effects!

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