`Avatar` 3D glasses confiscated in Italy

By February 19, 2010Newswires

`Avatar` 3D glasses confiscated in Italy
7,000 sets taken as they `could cause hygiene risks`
by Eric J. Lyman

ROME — Fans of the blockbuster "Avatar" applaud the film`s use of 3D technology, but according to Italy`s ministry of health it may also present a health risk.

The ministry said Thursday that it had confiscated about 7,000 sets of 3D glasses from Italian cinemas and could collect more of them, because of health risks it says users face.

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