Did You Know?!
In Europe, one in 5 childhood choking injuries involve industrial products, such as plastic and metal parts, coins, and toys.[Ref:34]
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]