How hand sanitisers can harm children


Scientists have warned that hand sanitisers might do more harm than good. They have found these alcohol-based, scented products might tempt young kids to swallow the substance -leading to stomach pain, nausea, apnea and even coma.Researchers from US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention have identified serious consequences, including apnea, acidosis and coma in young children who swallowed alcohol-based hand sanitisers.

To characterise paediatric alcohol hand sanitiser exposures, researchers from US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention analysed data reported by poison centres among children aged 12 years during 2011to 2014..................Read more

 

Source: The Times of India


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