How chewing gum will affect your health if you swallow it.
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Brainiac takes on chewing gum. This time were popping all the myths that surround swallowing gum. Learn more about how chewing gum got to be the multi-billion dollar industry that it is today. Did you know that people have been chewing gum for thousands of years? Cultures across the world have used gum to fight bad breath, and maintain a healthy smile. Nowadays, there are hundreds of gum options. But are all types of gum recommended by four out of five dentists? The answers might surprise you. Brainiac will uncover some little known downfalls of chewing gum and its impact on heath and the world. We’re talking about environmental impact, health consequence and much more. Over 50% of people living in the United States have chewed gum in the last year alone. Considering that chewing gum isn’t biodegradable, this means a TON of litter is produced each year. Second only to cigarette butts, chewing gum is one of the biggest waste culprits affecting the environment today. Luckily, major cities have started to take action and have introduced gum-specific waste receptacles that have shown to decrease chewing gum litter by almost 70%! Buckle up Brainiacs as we unwrap the truth about chewing gum