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For every choking-related death, an estimated 110 children are treated in hospital emergency departments for non-fatal choking.[Ref:43]
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]