‘Button’ Batteries Sending More Kids to ER: Study Emergency visits for accidental swallowing have doubled (page 2)
Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com "Every 90 minutes, a child younger than 18 years of age is seen in a US emergency department for a battery-related problem." This is a statistic found in a report by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital which focus on issues related to pediatric death and disabilities. They found that the yearly number of battery-related emergency department visits among children under the age of 18 has more than doubled over 20 years. The report, recently published online and featured in the June 2012 print edition of Pediatrics, stated that there were 2,591 emergency department visits in 1990 and 5,525 emergency department visits in 2009. Researchers used data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), which is under the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The NEISS provides information regarding consumer product-related injuries as well as sports and recreation-related injuries that wer
‘Button’ Batteries Sending More Kids to ER: Study Emergency visits for accidental swallowing have doubled
By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) — Cases of children rushed to the emergency room after accidentally swallowing coin-sized batteries found in many household ...
Mon 14 May 12 from Health News
(MedPage Today) -- More than 45,000 U.S. toddlers required emergency treatment after suffering injuries sustained from seemingly harmless bottles, pacifiers, or sippy cups over the last 2 decades, ...
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The same bottle or toy that comforts small children may prove dangerous as they get older and more curious.
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Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com "Every 90 minutes, a child younger than 18 years of age is seen in a US emergency department for a battery-related problem." This is a statistic found in a report ...
Tue 15 May 12 from RedOrbit
Button battery risks: Number of battery-related emergency department visits by children more than doubles
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, ...
Mon 14 May 12 from ScienceDaily
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 ...
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