The study, which examined the admission records of children at the University of Chicago Medicine for treatments for burn injuries caused by hot liquids, between 2010 and 2020, found that nearly a third of them resulted from “noodles”.
The study, whose results were published in the Burns medical journal, said that examining records of 790 cases of fluid burns in children showed that 31 percent of them were caused by “noodles.”
According to the study, the lack of supervision of children led to an increased risk, as about 40 percent of “noodle” burns occurred when children were alone.
Commenting on the study, Professor of Surgery at the University of Chicago Medicine, Sebastien Froy, said: “Noodle burns are slightly less severe than some other types of burns, yet they are still serious, and lead to hospitalization. Sometimes, these burns require surgery.” Skin grafting and surgery,” the UPI news agency reported.
“The amount of heat in the noodles could easily cause second- and third-degree burns to anyone, but young children are at greater risk due to their relatively smaller bodies and thinner skin,” Froui added.