Dried Peas or Beans

Foreign Body

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:47]

Did You Know?!

The majority of deaths from choking and suffocation occur in the first year of life.[Ref:43]