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    Re: Choking warning urged for food labels Pediatricians seek to protect kids from hig

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Are they next going to call for water that can't drown you?
    Well, water vapor is a greenhouse gas, so...They can't vaporise all water to prevent drowning.
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    Re: Choking warning urged for food labels Pediatricians seek to protect kids from hig

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    I cut up the hot dogs I give my preschooler up into ~1/2" sections and that seems to be about right. Of course, just like anything else, the size probably depends upon the kid.
    That is actually what most pediatricians recommend you do to serve hotdogs to a small child.

    Really I hate to be the one to throw stones in such a jerk manner but isn't the Heimlich maneuver basically common knowledge at this point? I mean it really isnt that complicated a maneuver.

    I dont know the circumstances of the child's death but it would seem to me that a mother who prepared food properly for a child and knew something as basic as how to clear an airway would go a long way towards reducing problems.
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    Re: Choking warning urged for food labels Pediatricians seek to protect kids from hig

    I'm sorry for the loss of the little boy's life, but his mother had a responsibility to make sure that the boy was eating his food properly. All of the food labeling in the world doesn't diminish a parent's responsibilities.

    For what it's worth, my viewpoint is that of a parent of a young boy.

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    Re: Choking warning urged for food labels Pediatricians seek to protect kids from hig

    100 kids is nothing. This shouldn't spur a policy change. Most choking can be averted by teaching your kids to chew properly before swallowing; secondary to that, at most schools and places where kids frequent, there is usually someone trained in the hymlec.

    Those 100 kids sound terribly unlucky.

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    Re: Choking warning urged for food labels Pediatricians seek to protect kids from hig

    There's only one way to stop children from choking on solid food.

    Congress will have to ban the consumption of solid food by children under 18 years of age.

    The blender and plastic straw industries will EXPLODE!

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    Re: Choking warning urged for food labels Pediatricians seek to protect kids from hig

    "Something as simple as making lollipops flat like a silver dollar instead of round like a ping pong ball can make a big difference, said Bruce Silverglade, legal affairs director at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, which also has lobbied for more attention to choking prevention."

    So, naturally, the lawyers can make a fortune suing for the parents of kids who've had their cheeks sliced by the sharp edges of carefully licked suckers, as I saw a kid do one time. I was ten, that was pretty damn funny at the time. Cut the corner of his mouth when he pulled it out. Bled pretty good, too.

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    Re: Choking warning urged for food labels Pediatricians seek to protect kids from hig

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Well, water vapor is a greenhouse gas, so...They can't vaporise all water to prevent drowning.
    Yes, it can be done. We need a rock about six hundred miles in diameter...

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    Re: Choking warning urged for food labels Pediatricians seek to protect kids from hig

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    That is actually what most pediatricians recommend you do to serve hotdogs to a small child.

    Really I hate to be the one to throw stones in such a jerk manner but isn't the Heimlich maneuver basically common knowledge at this point? I mean it really isnt that complicated a maneuver.

    I dont know the circumstances of the child's death but it would seem to me that a mother who prepared food properly for a child and knew something as basic as how to clear an airway would go a long way towards reducing problems.
    What? You're expecting adults to be educated and responsible? Why, if they did that, there wouldn't be as much need for lawyers.

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    Re: Choking warning urged for food labels Pediatricians seek to protect kids from hig

    I didn't realize until recently that [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinder_Surprise"]Kinder Eggs[/ame] (Kinder eggs) are prohibited in the US, because it's a small toy inside a food item. I figured they would just put some kind of additional warning label.
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    Re: Choking warning urged for food labels Pediatricians seek to protect kids from hig

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Yes, it can be done. We need a rock about six hundred miles in diameter...
    But there are highly unacceptable side-effects to such a method, first among them being the death of a large portion of people living on the earth, and second being the death of a large portion of the other forms of life on the earth.

    Then there is the problems stemming from lack of water....

    Edit: Not to mention, water vapor is a greenhouse gas, and even if we survived all the other side effects, that much water vapor would cause us to die from heat................
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