Sausage suffocation: A 100% preventable cause of death

This popular sausage has a little-known dark side: they can pose a serious risk to children

In almost every family, sausages are part of the favorite options for breakfast, dinner, snacks and even lunch. It is the most economical, versatile and profitable source of protein that exists.

Its easy and immediate cooking makes sausages a wild card in the kitchen when you are short on time, exhausted from work or having a family picnic. In hotdogs, and even alone, sausages are one of the favorite foods for children.

This popular sausage has a little-known dark side and is that they can pose a serious risk to children, because they can cause choking or suffocation that in most cases can lead to death.

Sausages pose a serious risk to children

The risk is so severe that even in choking on sausages, resuscitation techniques to expel the jammed piece do not usually work. This is because the average thickness of sausages perfectly matches the size of the trachea in children under the age of three.

Overcoming this risk is fairly easy. To do this, instead of cutting the sausages into slices, a cut should be made along the entire sausage, and then cut into pieces. Kids love hotdogs, remember this tip and you could be saving their lives.

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