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Avoiding Hand Sanitizer Ingestion in Children

Posted by Tanya van Monsjou on Mar 30, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Those who live with or work with young children are discussing a disturbing new trend of hand sanitizer consumption. A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report  demonstrates that in many cases children are intentionally consuming hand sanitizers. In fact, 95% of the 70,669 hand sanitizer exposure cases reported to poison control centers between 2011 and 2014 were due to intentional ingestion of these products.

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Topics: hand sanitizer, children, adverse effects

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