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Hawaii Poison Center data reveals a need for increasing hazard awareness about household products.

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Title: Hawaii Poison Center data reveals a need for increasing hazard awareness about household products.
Authors: Menon, P
Kodama, A M
Issue Date: Apr 1998
Abstract: This study examined for the fiscal years 1995-1996 and 1996-1997, the frequency of calls to Hawaii Poison Center related to household products and pesticides poisoning, the frequency of the source of calls (professional versus layperson), and the patient's age distribution. The data was compared with the data recorded in 1989 which was reported earlier in the literature. We found the most frequent calls were from general public (6 to 8 times) and were related to household products (30% in 1996-97, 39% in 1995-96, and 39% in 1989) involving children less than 5 years of age. Results strongly suggest the need for increasing the awareness of hazards related to household products amongst the general public.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10524/53976
ISSN: 0017-8594
Appears in Collections:Hawaii Medical Journal Articles For 1998



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