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12-Year-Old Pittsburgh Boy Injured Doing ‘Salt and Ice Challenge’ – Alert for Parents

A new internet fad making its rounds with teens and tweens is capable of causing severe burns.  It’s called the Salt and Ice Challenge and it’s something parents should have on their radar.

It sound innocuous enough, holding on to a handful of table salt and ice cubes.  However the reaction between the salt, skin and water can lead to severe burns similar to frostbite.

A 12-year-old boy in Pittsburgh was injured with severe burns to his back, a reported recently by the Huffington Post.  Click through to see the photos – note the are quite graphic.

Below is an example of how this challenge is presented on YouTube.

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