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Dentist gave children drain cleaner mixed with water to rinse their mouths

By Mason White 5:26 PM October 10, 2017
Teen in dentist chair (illustration)
Teen in dentist chair (illustration)
By: Alexis Bell

Health officials in Ireland, have launched an investigation after a dental clinic poisoned multiple children with drain cleaner.

The Health Service Executive said that they shut down the dental clinic located on Bindon Street in Ennis after at least 43 children were given drain cleaner on Wednesday and Thursday.

According to the investigation, the drain cleaner was mistaken for a dental solution and mixed with water.

The toxic liquid was then used to rinse the mouth of the children.

The children suffer from upset stomach and blistering in the mouth.

Two children were rushed to the University Hospital Limerick, where they were treated and released.

The dental clinic will remain shut for at least a week.