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Children and adults will be opening up brand new toys and gadgets this week, many with button batteries.
It is a well known fact that children often swallow things. Children aged 6 months to 6 years are most often affected, but even adults sometimes end up with a foreign body stuck in their throats—and not only there.
In a recent report by the CDC, researchers found that injuries to children due to small batteries have increased in the last few years and ingestion can cause serious health issues.
The rash caused by nickel allergy is comparable to that caused by poison ivy. For people with nickel allergy life is a constant struggle to find nickel free products, however, a new website is dedicated to helping these people live nickel free.
A new study from Rhode Island Hospital found that 33 individuals were responsible for 305 cases of medical intervention to remove foreign bodies that were intentionally swallowed, resulting in more than $2 million in estimated hospital costs.
CHICAGO, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Three decades ago, a study revealed that beverage can pull-tabs were being swallowed by children, prompting a switch by U.S. manufacturers to stay-tabs.
Ten years of case studies at a pediatric hospital and a thorough literature review have shown that it is not uncommon for children to ingest small "button" batteries, either through swallowing or inserting the batteries into their noses.
Leatherback turtles, survivors of the prehistoric era, are threatened with extinction by modern plastics, a Canadian researcher said. Mike James, a biologist with Dalhousie University, said the most widely distributed reptiles on Earth are choking or starving to death after ingesting plastic garbage. A review of 371 post-mortem examinations since 1968 reveals that over one third of the turtles had ingested plastic.