Doctors Warn of Dangerous Winter Trend

Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 13:52 PM

An ongoing social media trend is causing alarm for doctors.

The recent cold snaps across the country has brought back the 'boiling water challenge' where people throw boiling water into the air to create steam.

While the challenge makes for some creative pictures, it's also sending people to hospital for severe burns.

Doctors in the US and Canada are warning against the activity because despite extra clothing and other protections, people can still be severely burned.

Doctors say people have come in with burns to their face because gusts of wind unexpectedly blow the water back at them.