Freeze-Dried Bloodworms are well known by Poison Control Centers as causing severe allergic reactions! READ THE LABELS ON THE CONTAINERS IN FINE PRINT! DO NOT BREATHE THE DUST OF FREEZE-DRIED BLOODWORMS AND KEEP YOUR FACE AWAY FROM THE OPEN CONTAINER. WEAR GLOVES! I was sick for six months wondering what was making me sick before my wife and I figured out what was causing my problems! I was having severe sneezing fits, watery/itchy eyes, itching skin in the facial area... not to mention difficulty breathing!! FREEZE-DRIED BLOODWORMS IS NOT HEALTHY TO KEEP IN ANY HOUSE! This is what the fine-print label says on Tetra's 0.28 oz. brand of freeze-dried bloodworms:
FOR ADULT USE ONLY. KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN. WARNING: ALLERGY ALERT! THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS INSECT LARVAE WHICH MAY CAUSE ALLERGIC REACTION IN SOME INDIVIDUALS. IF SYMPTOMS OF ALLERGIC REACTION OCCUR (SUCH AS HIVES, ASTHMA, WHEEZING, RED OR IRRITATED EYES OR SKIN, RUNNY NOSE OR SNEEZING), DISCONTINUE USE IMMEDIATELY AND CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN. AVOID ALL USE IF SYMPTOMS REOCCUR. DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT IF YOU SUFFER FROM ASTHMA, HIGH FEVER OR ARE KNOWN TO BE ALLERGIC TO INSECT LARVAE. HOBBYISTS AND HEAVY USERS SHOULD USE SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS NOT TO TOUCH OR BREATH DUST OF PRODUCT. CALL 1-800-526-0650 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. HEAVY USERS CAN POTENTIALLY BECOME SENSITIZED TO THIS PRODUCT.