January 26, 2014

As Unhealthy As the Soda Aisle

1 Kids’ Shopping Cart Injuries Soaring

The snack, cereal, beverage and dessert aisles aren't the only parts of your supermarket that pose health risks for children. A study reported in Clinical Pediatrics has found that some 24,000 children are sent to emergency rooms each year due to injuries caused by supermarket shopping carts. This works out to 66 children a day, 70.4 percent of whom fall out of the carts and 78.1 percent of whom sustain head injuries. Along with falls, common ER injuries involve colliding with or tripping over the cart, having the cart fall on the child, or catching a hand or arm in the cart. Most worrisome, the number of childhood concussions from cart accidents has soared from 3,483 in 1990 to 12,333 in 2011, a 350 percent increase that researchers are unable to explain.

More at Shine.yahoo.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Proper Use of Car Seats Save Children's Lives

Tags: Childhood Accidents, Children's Injuries, Children Harmed by Shopping Carts

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