Prevent Childhood Injury

Harmony Miller, MPH Each year, an estimated 8.7 million children are treated in emergency rooms for unintentional injuries. 225,000 of them are hospitalized. Every day, about 2 dozen children die from their injuries. That is 9,000 preventable child deaths, every year. Unintentional injuries include those caused by suffocation, drowning, falls, motor vehicle collisions, and concussion… Learn More »

Trouble in Toyland: the 2013 report

Every day, about 500 children are treated in emergency rooms for toy-related injuries, anything from choking on a balloon or swallowing magnets to a scooter accident. The annual report on dangerous toys, Trouble in Toyland 2013, identifies choking hazards, toxic chemicals, and excessively loud toys as the main causes of toy-related child injury. KATU Consumer Report… Learn More »