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'Facts' boomers learned in school that are dead wrong

Cheapism Logo By Andrew Lisa of Cheapism | Slide 2 of 51: Any puncture wound, including one from a rusty nail, can lead to a tetanus infection — but not because of the rust. Tetanus infections happen when dirt, soil or manure that is contaminated with the Clostridium tetani bacteria becomes embedded in wounds. Oxidized metal, or rust, has no impact whatsoever.

You'll Get Tetanus From Stepping on a Rusty Nail

Any puncture wound, including one from a rusty nail, can lead to a tetanus infection — but not because of the rust. Tetanus infections happen when dirt, soil or manure that is contaminated with the Clostridium tetani bacteria becomes embedded in wounds. Oxidized metal, or rust, has no impact whatsoever.
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