Cincinnati Children's Blog

Hard Candy Not Always So Sweet for Kids

On average, more than 12-thousand children a year are treated in emergency departments for food-related choking injuries. The culprits are most often candy, meat and bone, according to a new study.

The study on food-related nonfatal choking injuries in kids found that hard candy was the cause of choking injury in more than 15 percent of the cases.

Commenting on the study, Dr. Wendy Pomerantz from Cincinnati Children’s Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center said the most important thing physicians can do is to talk about how to prevent choking injuries.

Watch Dr. Pomerantz’s interview from MedPage Today.

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