Honey can reduce damage from swallowing button batteries

Using pigs, the team tested the effectiveness of a variety of viscous liquids that could provide a protective barrier between the battery and the tissue, while neutralizing the alkaline levels. In previous studies, the team had tested weakly acidic liquids such as lemon juice, but they wanted to find something more palatable to children and screened a number of common household beverages, including juices, sodas, and sports drinks. However, it was honey that came out on top.

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