According to a recent study, a child is treated in a United States emergency room every six minutes because of a stair injury. This is a definite decrease, when compared to the numbers in previous years. Experts say, however, that the numbers are still too high and they feel that more education is needed to prevent stair-related injuries in children.
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Experts say that it only takes twenty seconds for a toddler to drown, and the death toll in Canada is rising at an alarming rate.
Nationally, the death toll has risen from 194 in 2009 to 230 this year, and the time period that historically has the most number of drowning deaths has not yet passed.
A sharp increase in infant drownings has caused doctors at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to issue a strong public safety warning about the dangers of swimming pools.
Thomas Abramo, M.D., professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine and director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, said the Emergency Department has seen almost five times the number of children involved in drownings or near-drownings.
More than 70,000 charm bracelets and rings were recalled this week over high levels of toxic cadmium. The children’s jewelry was being given out for free to children at many doctor and dentist offices over the last five years. Like many other recalls, the jewelry was made in China.
The U.S. CPSC, today announced a voluntary recall of about 19,000 Best Friends Charm Bracelet Sets because the he heart lock charms attached to the bracelets contain high levels of cadmium. Cadmium is toxic if ingested by children and can cause adverse health effects.
Tara Goss ran into the store to quickly grab a few items, leaving her 10 year-old and 2 year-old children in the car, with the engine running. That is when a man jumped into her car and drove away, her children still inside.
Conscientious parents spend hours securing their children’s safety, by way of reliable car seats, secure cribs, healthy food and non-toxic toys — but one factor most families don’t take into account is the quality of their indoor air, especially in baby’s nursery.
I am always weary of ‘setup’ carnivals because they never feel safe and stable. An amusement ride for young children proved my point yesterday after it toppled over injuring 6 people.
CPSC reports that each year, unintentional poisonings from consumer products commonly found in the home kills about 30 children and prompts more than 2 million calls to the nation’s poison control centers.