DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME

I saw this story on the National News and decided to share with parents here at the Jersey Shore. It's the latest viral challenge and it could seriously hurt your children. It's called the "ice and salt" challenge and this is an internet challenge your kids do NOT want to do!

Basically, kids are recreating an almost frostbite-like scenario that can leave serious burns on their skin. Participants are placing common household salt on their arm and then placing an ice cube on the salt and seeing how long they can hold it there... however, this creates a chemical reaction that lowers skin temps to dangerous levels and leaves basically chemical burns on their arms. This is not fun: make sure you talk to your children about the potential dangers.

Of course, if you have any medical questions always contact your physician.

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