'Avocado hand' is real and can turn your dream brunch into an ER nightmare
Avocados can kill.
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OK, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but an improper use of the knife to cut the fruit’s hard outer casing before meeting the inner stone can seriously mess up your hand and cause life-changing tendon and nerve injuries.
Meryl Streep warned us. Jamie Oliver instructed us.
But we didn’t listen, and now the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) has raised the alarm to literally stop a collective haemorrhage.
Simon Eccles, secretary of the association and former president of the plastic surgery section of the Royal Society