Home Health Health officials warn against “Boiling water challenge” – WRCB-TV

Health officials warn against “Boiling water challenge” – WRCB-TV

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Health officials warn against “Boiling water challenge” – WRCB-TV

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Health officials are warning people of an online challenge going around called the “Boiling Water Challenge”. 

Sunday, February 10th 2019, 6:12 PM EST by WRCB Staff

Health officials are warning people of an online challenge going around called the “Boiling Water Challenge”. 

So far, at least 8 people have gone to the hospital with severe burns.

Here’s how it works, people throw boiling water into the air to watch it turn into tiny ice crystals.

The problem is, a gust of wind can blow the water back onto the person scalding them. 

This only works though if temperatures are like those of the recent polar vortex. 

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