Did You Know?!
In the European Union each year, approximately 20 children (14 years or younger) die from choking on a toy.[Ref:1476]
After a few hours of absorbing moisture from the bronchi, these can suddenly swell and cause complete obstruction.
The first image below shows 4 moisture-swollen soybeans that had been removed from a child’s trachea and bronchi. The two dry soybeans on the right are much smaller.[Ref:1934]