The Doctors: Exploding E-Cigarettes
When we think of explosions, most of us probably associate them with bombs. Did you know that an e-cigarette could explode? It happened to one woman in Los Angeles. In Atlanta, one of them exploded, shooting four feet across someone’s living room.
A man in Florida had one explode in his mouth. Someone in Minnesota had one start sparking. Dr Jennifer Ashton said these are new products that may not be properly regulated. Dr Jim Sears said it could be the result of cheaply made knockoff products, while Dr Andrew Ordon suggested that they may have been charged improperly.
According to Dr Sears, they do not always have “overcharge protection.” E-cigarettes are liquid nicotine vaporizers that lack the carcinogens found in regular cigarettes. The Doctors were divided about whether these are a good alternative for smoking, because of the nicotine content. However, the team was concerned about e-cigarettes leading more young people to start smoking.
The Drs TV: E-Cigarette Explosion Injuries
Kinzie was a victim of an e-cigarette explosion in her car that injured her three-year-old son. She talked with The Doctors on the phone. She does not know what caused the explosion. Her son had second degree burns as a result of the incident, because the cigarette landed in his car seat and started a fire.
Her son Connor was traumatized by the experience, and now he is afraid of open flames. He also has some lasting scarring from the burn incident. It’s a good thing she was able to quickly pull over the car and put out the fire.
The Doctors: Ruptured Breast Implants
In 2012, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons said there were almost 300,000 breast augmentations performed in the US. But did you know that breast implants could rupture or explode?
One woman said her implants exploded as the result of a “strong hug.” Other factors blamed for these ruptures include cold weather, breastfeeding, and lying on your stomach. Would you be worried about this type of breast explosion?
Dr Travis Stork thought this was a rare event. But Dr Ordon said that the stories of bizarre implants could fill a book. But he said the modern implants are safer and can withstand a lot more pressure than in the past. They should no longer be disturbed by mammograms, for example.
The Drs TV: Exploding Water
Do you heat water in the microwave? It can be dangerous if it gets overheated, sometimes leading to a dangerous explosion. Newer microwaves might be more powerful. When you puncture the surface of overheated or superheated water, it can boil up and burn you. The Doctors said to exercise caution or stick with old fashioned boiling water.
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