Raw Vegetables

Foreign Body

One of the more common bronchial foreign bodies, raw carrots should never be used as a teether! Cooking carrots vastly reduces the risk. Raw celery and broccoli are also choking hazards.

Edamame beans, usually steamed before serving, can still be inhaled below the vocal cords.

Did You Know?!

The presence of older siblings in the household increases the risk for choking, possibly because toys and other objects with small parts are more likely to be present and caregiving activities, such as feeding, to be undertaken by older siblings.[Ref:44]