Our Michigan child injury lawyers are reporting child poisoning statistics found by safekids.org. According to safekids.org:
- In 2009, 109 children (ages 14 and under) died from unintentional poisoning.
- Each year since 2001 approximately 78,000 non-fatal poisoned children were treated in the emergency departments.
- In 2010 nearly 2.4 million human exposure cases were received by Poison Control Centers. Of those 2.4 million cases, children ages 3 and younger made up 40% of the incidences and children ages 5 and younger made up more than half of those cases.
- 90% of poison exposures in children occur in the home
Child Poisoning Prevention Tips
It is essential for your child’s safety to store potentially poisonous household products and medications locked up out of sight and reach from your child. Also, when possibly, buy child-resistant packages. Moreover, make sure your child does not have access to chewable surfaces with lead-based paint or peeling paint.
If you suspect your child has been poisoned, take the product to the phone and call 1-800-222-1222. If your child has collapsed or is not breathing, call 911.
National Laws and Regulations For Toxic Substances
- The Poison Control Center Enhancement and Awareness Act of 2000 provided funding to establish a national toll-free phone number for Poison Control Center services, to implement a national educational campaign and to financially stabilize regional Poison Control Centers.
- The national toll-free 24-hour hotline is: 1-800-222-1222. This hotline connects the public to their local Poison Control Center, staffed by medical professionals in poisoning management.
- The Poison Prevention Packaging Act, a federal law, required the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to set rules requiring child-resistant packaging for certain types of household products.
- Thirty-five states and some local jurisdictions have passed legislation requiring the use of CO detectors in the home.
- Texas and Tennessee have enacted laws that require the installation of CO detectors in certain childcare facilities.
- The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 bans children's products that contain more than specified levels of lead.
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Contact a Leading Michigan Child Poisoning Lawyer
Parents of children that have been poisoned by lead should contact the Michigan Child Injury Lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Our office will start working on your case immediately and begin gathering the witness statements and evidence to prove and win your case. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 or simply submit this contact form to speak with one of our experienced Michigan child poisoning lawyers.