Did You Know?!
In a 2011, a US National Safety Council report stated that choking caused 4,500 deaths (amongst all ages) in the United States in 2009.[Ref:46]
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]