Instant Soup and children’s burns.

If you do one thing today read this and pass it on to anyone who has children…no child should have to suffer burns or scalds!

If this prevents one accident I will be very happy.

Noodle soup is strangely perfect for delivering a serious burn. The sticky noodles cling to the skin, which leads to deeper, more severe burns, according to a study published in 2007. The study showed that hospital stays for upper body noodle-soup burns are more than twice as long as scalds from hot liquids alone. Garner says that about one in five children he sees with the burns end up needing surgery, and these patients can face permanent scarring and limited mobility in their joints.

via Why Burn Doctors Hate Instant Soup : Planet Money : NPR.