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Are balloons a choking hazard for small children?
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Dr. Michael H. T. Siaanswered
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes!: Although foods like hot dogs, peanuts and grapes are the no. 1 cause of choking deaths to children, balloons are no. 2. Balloons cause more childhood deaths than any other toy. Any substance that can take the shape of a child’s windpipe or airway (like balloons or disposable diaper stuffing) is a more dangerous choking hazard than a hard, solid object. Ages 3-8yrs highest!
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Dr. Clarence Lyonsanswered
Family Medicine 22 years experience
They can be: They can be a choking hazard.
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Last updated Feb 14, 2020
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