The challenge of viral hot water has become popular due to record low temperatures in the United States. Unfortunately, the stunt sent people to the hospital for burns. Some suffered injuries to the face. ( Pixabay )
Returning boiling water to the air, where it is immediately freezing in cold weather, may be some fun, but health professionals warn the public not to do this.
The challenge of boiling water
A large part of the continental US has fallen below the glacier over the last few weeks due to a polar vortex.
The boiling water challenge has become popular at record low temperatures. People return hot water to a very cold air to see what happens. The hospitals have said that the viral challenge is to send people to an emergency room.
Injuries due to the action of the viral challenge
At least eight people who participated in the hot water challenge were treated at the Loyola University Medical Center burning center since a deep freezing last week.
These individuals had injuries on the feet, face, hands and hands and have different levels of burns.
The Iowa Center for Burns of Burns said that one person sought treatment at the facility. Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis also had some people who had been hospitalized in recent weeks because of the challenge that went wrong.
"Some of them are parents or adults who go out with their children, and children get excited and get on the path, and parents eventually throw water to the kids," said Angie Whitley, a health care supervisor at the Hennepin Healthcare Burns Center.
Whitley said he also saw facial damage caused by people who threw hot water into the air, and the wind was sinking hot water.
Chris Vicik, a medical center at the University of Loyola, said that only people throwing water were injured. Some of those who suffered from burn injuries just watched a stuntman.
Warning about the challenge of boiling water
Emergency medical officer of the Chicago district of Cook County, Jeff Schaider, advised the public not to try to run hot water.
"It's a temptation," Schaider said. "It looks like it's pretty cool, but it's probably a bad idea."
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