The Cinnamon Challenge
Tracking the Trend
Data from the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), which maintains the only poison information and surveillance database in the United States, mirrors the Google search trends. In 2011, the AAPCC reported 51 calls to poison centers involving misuse or abuse of cinnamon by teens aged 13 to 19. There were 222 such reports in 2012, and 20 in the first three months of 2013. Some of the calls to the AAPCC required medical attention.
- American Association of Poison Control Centers (2012). Poison Centers Issue Warning About the “Cinnamon Challenge.” Retrieved 05-03-2013, from http://www.aapcc.org/press/4/.
- American Association of Poison Control Centers. Cinnamon Challenge. Retrieved 05-03-2013, from http://www.aapcc.org/alerts/cinnamon-challenge/.
- Grant-Alfieri A, Schaechter J, Lipshultz S. (2013). Ingesting and Aspirating Dry Cinnamon by Children and Adolescents: The “Cinnamon Challenge. Pediatrics. 131(5):833-5. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2012-3418.
- Cinnamon (2009). Nany Mata. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0. Retrieved 05-09-2013, from http://www.flickr.com/photos/nanymata/3866001578/.
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