Avocado-related injuries sent 8,900 Americans to the ER last year

INSIDER analyzed government data and found 152 instances of avocado-related hospital visits last year. But the true number of avocado-related ER visits is closer to 8,900, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission told INSIDER. Most of those hurt were injured while cutting avocados, although at least one slipped off a stool while picking them. People injured by avocados are typically female, Caucasian, and millennial-aged. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories.

First, avocados were blamed for preventing millennials from buying homes. Then they were used as fake grenades in bank robberies. Now they’re responsible for thousands of emergency room visits

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