Pizza is more dangerous than you think!

The cheesy dinner option is always a great choice of food for any occasion, but according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), saucy pies landed 2,300 people in the hospital last year with pizza-related-injuries.

From lacerations from cutting pizza to burns and molten cheese, it seems everyone’s favorite food has a dark side. Others wound up getting treated for injuries resulting from falling in a pizza joint or even falling out of bed while reaching for a pizza — don’t act like pizza in bed isn’t a thing.

The pizza stats were part of a the CPSC’s National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) injury report release associated with consumer products and emergency room visits.

Pizza isn’t the only food product landing people in the hospital. In 2017, there were so many people cutting themselves attempting to slice avocado, “avocado hand” is now an official injury.

Unsurprisingly, glass bottles and jars result in their fair shares of kitchen injuries (44,685). Another 57,082 people saw hospital bills related to accidents with cooking ranges and ovens.

So when it comes to pizza, be careful out there. Pizza can bring such joy, but also cause so much pain.


Also see, Pick pizza over cereal for a healthier breakfast.


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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.