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Are balloons a choking hazard for small children?
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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 Lyons
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: They can be
They can be a choking hazard.

In brief: They can be
They can be a choking hazard.
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Dr. Clarence Lyons
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