'Button' batteries growing risk to children

In today's technology-driven world, batteries, especially button batteries, are everywhere. They power countless gadgets and electronic items that we use every day. While they may seem harmless, button batteries can be dangerous if swallowed by children. A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital found that the annual number of battery-related emergency department visits among children younger than 18 years of age more than doubled over the 20-year study period, jumping from 2,591 emergency department visits in 1990 to 5,525 emergency department visits in 2009. The number of button batteries swallowed by children also doubled during this period.

'Button' batteries growing risk to children

GROWING CONCERN: Children face a growing risk from 'button' batteries, according to a US study showing a near doubling of emergency room visits in the past two decades.

Tue 15 May 12 from ABC Science

Study finds number of battery-related emergency department visits by children more than doubles

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Mon 14 May 12 from Medical Xpress

Children at risk as "button" battery use grows: study

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Mon 14 May 12 from Reuters

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Mon 14 May 12 from Daily Mail

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Mon 14 May 12 from MedPageToday

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