Originally Posted by aschles
Although you probably should get a new one, rust itself doesn't actually cause tetanus. From site (https://www.google.com/health/ref/Tetanus
) Many people believe injuries caused by rusty nails are the most dangerous. This is true only if the nail is dirty as well as rusty, as is usually the case. It is the dirt, not the rust, that carries the risk for tetanus.
True, but it isn't exactly good to have any flakes of rust in your lungs. Hookah is already bad enough for you health as it is. You don't wan tot make it worse lol.