Your voice box isn’t really a box. It also does more than let you sing along with your favorite pop stars. In addition to making sound, the voice box, or larynx (pronounced LARE-inks) helps with breathing and protects your airway when you swallow.
"How Your Voice Works (and Why the Food You Eat Doesn't End up in Your Lungs)" is from the March 26, 2017 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Howard J. Bennett and narrated by Sam Scholl.