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What happens if you accidentally eat fish scales?


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Fishes:

  1. They are cold-blooded vertebrate animals that live in both freshwater and saltwater.
  2. They have side gill slits, a skeleton supporting chord, and a tail.

Fish scales:

  1. They defend against the elements as well as predators.
  2. They are made of bone from the dermal, or deeper, skin layer.
  3. They make swimming easier by minimising water friction and resistance.

Accidently eating fish scales:

  1. If mistakenly consumed, fish scales are not harmful.
  2. It will be eliminated from the body naturally through digestive processes.

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