Monday, August 2, 2010

Who is in Charge of Keeping you and yours safe

Disclaimer:  I like kids, I had some of my own and once was one myself.
       Why must everything have a safety cap or nozzle.  Chemicals and drugs should always be kept out of reach of children and for that matters, those old folks too.  Have you ever tried to read the back of a prescription bottle?  Companies, I know personally, have a hard enough time making a product without always waiting for a new label or demand to their product be forced onto them by government.  Please be aware of all dangers around you and that includes when you are in a store or other establishment that allows children but only with adult supervision..... 

Early childhood injuries from household cleaning products dropped by almost half over the past two decades, largely due to child-resistant packaging -- but the number of injuries still remains high, according to analysis of a national database.

Overall, the number of kids age 5 years and younger treated in emergency departments for household cleaning product-related injuries fell 46% from 22,141 in 1990 to 11,964 in 2006 (P<0.001), found Lara B. McKenzie, PhD, MA, of Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and colleagues.
"Simply having a safety mechanism on a product is not going to guarantee a child is not going to get into that product," she said in the interview. "It's resistant but not impossible to get into."
The researchers examined household cleaner-related injuries treated from 1990 through 2006 at the network of roughly 100 hospitals that form the nationally-representative sample that reports to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS).

I rode my bike without using a helmet


  1. If you want to know what has happened to our country, watch this video.

  2. Thanks for posting this link, I have seen it and still find it hard to believe this is happening in these United States...


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