The salt and ice challenge is the latest of many trends that are currently
circulating. It follows in the footsteps of other challenges that arose
to raise awareness for certain organizations and charities, such as the
ice bucket challenge. The ice bucket challenge had gained immense popularity,
not only for the causes and bring about awareness. It also spurred a wave
of other challenges, some derived out of charity, and some have arisen
because of a fad.
What Is the Salt and Ice Challenge?
The oncept is simple: the person places salt and ice on one area of their
skin. Although this might not seem harmless, it is important to understand
the chemical reaction that occurs when salt and ice are combined. Most
of us cannot hold ice for an extended period of time; very quickly, we
begin to feel the effects of the cold, such as numbed skin and loss of
What salt does is that it lowers the temperature of the ice by several
degrees. Doing this makes the ice unbearably colder than what it is already
is. This is what can lead to cold burns, frostbite, and even skin damage
or even nerve damage. Frostbite injuries can be so damaging so as to change
the skin’s texture and appearance, making it feel leather, and might
lead to loss of sensation, prevent hair growth, and other permanent damage.
Get in Touch with Our Richmond Legal Team
Richmond personal injury attorneys, we are aware of recent stories that have come to light regarding injuries
from the current challenges. It has greatly affected people of all ages,
but children, teens, and young adults have been most susceptible.
Halperin Law Center may be able to take action against negligence or recklessness, particularly
if your child has been deceived or duped into completing the challenge.
It is no longer a laughing matter when something seen as a harmless game
in the playground becomes a serious injury that leads to debilitating injuries.
If you would like legal counsel on this matter or more information on personal
please contact our Richmond personal injury lawyers today.