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Button Battery Injuries On The Rise
2012-08-31 06:14:41

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (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. In particular, the report stated that there is growing concern over the ingestion of batteries because they can become stuck in the esophagus and cause serious problems or even death. The U.S. Consumer...

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