Navigation Links
Glass tables: An overlooked safety threat
Date:3/16/2009

0,000 serious injuries incurred each year from the use of common annealed glass in furniture."

Using a computer algorithm to search electronic records, Kimia and colleagues identified 174 glass-table injuries logged by Children's emergency department between 1995 and 2007. On reviewing the patients' charts, they concluded that half of the injuries would have been preventable or less severe with safety glass. Almost two-thirds of patients were boys, and the median age was 3.4 years. Cuts were most often on the face, especially in young children, followed by feet, legs, hands and arms. Forty percent of patients needed imaging to find buried pieces of glass, and 80 percent needed surgical repair.

Kimia notes that although some glass furniture uses tempered glass, there's no way to tell by simply looking at it. Promulgation of mandatory standards can ensure that all glass furniture manufactured in the future will enhance the safety of furniture with glass.

Lois Lee, MD, MPH, director of the Injury Prevention Program at Children's and also of Children's Division of Emergency Medicine, was senior author of the study, which was conducted without outside funding. The team is now investigating two other glass-related safety threats: glass thermometers and Christmas ornaments.


'/>"/>

Contact: Keri Stedman
keri.stedman@childrens.harvard.edu
617-919-3110
Children's Hospital Boston
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Sally Jessy Raphael Bids Farewell to Her Infamous Red Glasses, Reports Green Nest
2. New Treatment Eliminates Bifocal and Reading Glass Need
3. Childrens Self-Perceptions Improve More With Contact Lenses vs. Glasses
4. Kids with contact lenses like their looks better than kids with glasses
5. Glass Lewis Recommends Shareholders Support LCA-Vision Board of Directors and Reject All Three Proposals by Dissident Joffe Group
6. During Tough Economic Times Remember Your Health - Save With Your AAA Membership on Necessities From Prescriptions to Eyeglasses
7. The New Crystalens HD Gives Many Baby Boomers and Seniors an Opportunity to See Clearly at All Distances while Reducing or Eliminating the Need for Glasses
8. Hundreds of Uninsured Georgia School Children to Receive Free Eye Exams and Glasses
9. Prescription Safety Glasses Protect Employees Vision
10. Do You Need Glasses?
11. Eyeglass Dispensary and Contact Lens Now Available at Global Laser Vision
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/22/2014)... FL (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 This ... cell therapy research affiliate, Saneron CCEL Therapeutics, Inc. in ... , “Cryo-Cell is extremely pleased to collaborate with Saneron ... IND, which we hope will lead to regenerative ... diseases such as ALS,” David Portnoy, Chairman and Co-CEO ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The air in American cities ... Agency reported Thursday. Significant progress has been made ... in recent decades, the agency said in a news ... 60 percent reduction in mercury from human sources such ... and an 84 percent fall in lead, which harms ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... may reduce addiction without increasing exposure to toxic ... University of Waterloo. , The study published ... the smoking behaviours of 72 adults as they ... reduced nicotine levels. , Unlike when smokers switch ... similar levels of nicotine contentthe study found no ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Goats are taking ... Milk Foods, attends the 10th annual Pre-Emmy Awards Boom Boom ... to try the best new products for kids on August ... 4 p.m., and we’ll be encouraging them to #GoGoat for ... so excited to present our gentle, non-GMO goat milk foods ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 For the ... employee reward and recognition industry, has received a prestigious ... extraordinary growth rate of 134%, TharpeRobbins remains on the ... North America. TharpeRobbins was previously on the list in ... to be included in this distinguished list for a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Cryo-Cell Provides Funding for Cord Blood Clinical Trial Application to Treat ALS 2Health News:Cryo-Cell Provides Funding for Cord Blood Clinical Trial Application to Treat ALS 3Health News:Air in U.S. Cities Getting Cleaner, EPA Says 2Health News:Smokers consume same amount of cigarettes regardless of nicotine levels 2Health News:#GoGoat with Kabrita at the Pre-Emmy Awards Boom Boom Room 2Health News:For The Fourth Time - TharpeRobbins Earns A Place On Prestigious Inc. Magazine 500|5000 List 2Health News:For The Fourth Time - TharpeRobbins Earns A Place On Prestigious Inc. Magazine 500|5000 List 3
... July 9, 2009 The President of the ... statement today on President Obama,s nomination of Francis Collins, M.D., ... Health (NIH):,"At no other time in recent memory has there ... in the power of science to deliver solutions to the ...
... Bioheart, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BHRT) (the "Company") ... July 7, 2009, Bioheart, Inc. (the "Company") has received proceeds ... common stock and warrants under its current offering under Regulation ... Common Stock to be issued in connection with the Offering ...
... Parsippany took top honors in the state,s first-ever 100-day ... on June 2nd. With participating residents losing an average of ... pounds, Parsippany was presented with a plaque and Morris County ... , Residents throughout northern and central New Jersey also participated ...
... , ... and Directory Helps Attendees and Exhibitors,Connect at AAMSE Conference and Beyond. , ... Arlington, VA (PRWEB) July 9, 2009 -- MarketArt ... enhanced attendee experience at the American Association of Medical Society Executives (AAMSE) 2009 ...
... Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the Scripps Research Institute have ... chemicals that have the potential to take the place of ... James R. Heath, the Elizabeth W. Gilloon Professor and ... M. Keck Professor of Chemistry at the Scripps Research Institute ...
... United States Senate Committee on Small Business ... Member Olympia J. Snowe, R-Maine, today convened a ... relate to small businesses. Participants at the roundtable, ... the Perspective of Small Businesses," included U.S. Sen. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Bioheart, Inc. Announces Receipt of $2.8 Million in Proceeds From Pipe Financing 2Health News:Bioheart, Inc. Announces Receipt of $2.8 Million in Proceeds From Pipe Financing 3Health News:Parsippany Takes Top Honors in New Jersey's First-Ever Toxic Waistlines Contest 2Health News:Parsippany Takes Top Honors in New Jersey's First-Ever Toxic Waistlines Contest 3Health News:MarketArt to Enhance Attendee Experience at AAMSE Annual Conference 2Health News:MarketArt to Enhance Attendee Experience at AAMSE Annual Conference 3Health News:Caltech chemists say antibody surrogates are just a 'click' away 2Health News:Caltech chemists say antibody surrogates are just a 'click' away 3Health News:Landrieu, Snowe Convene Roundtable on Healthcare for Small Businesses 2Health News:Landrieu, Snowe Convene Roundtable on Healthcare for Small Businesses 3
(Date:8/21/2014)... - The Canadian Epilepsy Alliance (CEA) is thrilled to announce ... children about the most common neurological disorder in ... comic series tells a fictional story based on the experiences ... with epilepsy. "Despite the fact that epilepsy ... misinformation and lack of awareness out there," says Gail ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014  IBM (NYSE: IBM ... ( DESY ), a leading national research center in ... and storage of massive volumes of x-ray data. The ... on IBM software defined technology can handle more than ... and help scientists worldwide gain faster insights into the ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014  Zacks.com announces the list of ... Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting ... blog include the Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ - Free Report ), ... Inc. (NYSE: SB - Free Report ), GlaxoSmithKline plc ... N.V. (NYSE: FI - Free Report ). ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Action Heroes Harness Powers to Educate Children About Epilepsy 2Action Heroes Harness Powers to Educate Children About Epilepsy 3DESY and IBM Develop Big Data Architecture for Science 2DESY and IBM Develop Big Data Architecture for Science 3The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 2The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 3The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 4The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 5The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 6The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 7The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 8The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 9The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 10The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 11
Nature's Remarkable Skin Protector -- Karaya 5 is a natural skin barrier that is particularly well suited for skin problems or for sensitive skin where reactions may have occurred to other types of s...
Protects skin from corrosive drainage with the standard wear, FlexWear skin barrier. Security and confidence assured with porous tape, internal non-reflux valves, convenient drain valve....
Inquire...
Inquire...
Medicine Products: