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Foam party risks
  1. Johannes M Mayr,
  2. Erich H Sorantin
  1. Department of Paediatric Surgery and Paediatric Radiology, Austrian Committee for Injury Prevention in Childhood, University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 34, A - 8036 Graz, Austria e-mail:

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    Editor,—Foam parties are becoming increasingly popular among young people. A male adolescent aged 16 years tried to leave a dance floor covered with several feet of party foam. Because of the slippery foam adhering to his shoes and the floor he fell and hit his head on a metal bar placed at the edge of the dance floor. He got up but he soon became somnolent and …

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