Cosmetics send child to ED every 2 hours

Every two hours, a U.S. child visits an emergency department with an injury linked to a cosmetic product, according to a study published in Clinical Pediatrics.

Researchers from Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, conducted the study. They analyzed data on 2,429 ED admissions among children under age 5 with cosmetic-related injuries between 2002 and 2016. Researchers used data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System and the U.S. Census Bureau for their analysis, according to Newsweek.

Four study findings:

1. During the study period, an estimated 64,686 children visited EDs with cosmetic-related injuries, which equates to about one ED visit every two hours in the U.S.

2. Children under age 2 represented 59.3 percent of all injuries.

3. Seventy-five percent of injuries were linked to children swallowing cosmetic products.

4. Nail care products were most often linked to injuries (28.3 percent), followed by hair care (27 percent), skin care (25 percent) and fragrances (12.7 percent).

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