The Easter bunny and the chocolate conspiracy

Mark Naunton
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (12): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2011.tb03173.x
Published online: 20 June 2011

To the Editor: Grills eloquently informs readers on the dangers of the Easter bunny and chocolate, and reminds us that Easter eggs may pose a choking hazard.1 It is worth noting that the foil used to wrap Easter eggs also poses a health risk. This was demonstrated in the case of a 20-year-old woman who presented to hospital with respiratory distress after inhaling foil wrapping from an Easter egg.2 The foil wrapper had been pushed inside the woman’s salbutamol inhaler by her 2-year-old son and subsequently occluded her left lower lobe bronchus after she used her inhaler.

  • University of Canberra, Canberra, ACT.

  • 1. Grills NJ. The Easter bunny and the chocolate conspiracy. Med J Aust 2011; 194: 410-412. <MJA full text>
  • 2. Austin D. Happy Easter! Crit Care Resusc 2007; 9: 238.


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