A study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy examined pediatric household cleaning product-related injuries. According to the study, an estimated 267,269 children 5 years old or younger were treated in US emergency departments for household cleaning product-related injuries from 1990 to 2006. Most of the injuries were poisonings, with the majority occurring among very young children; children one to three years of age accounted for 72 percent of cases. The product most-commonly associated with injury was bleach (37 percent,) and the most common source or container was spray-bottles (40 percent). The primary mechanism of injury was ingestion (63 percent).
Additional Household Cleaners Information
- PubMed Abstract: Household Cleaning Product-Related Injuries Treated in US Emergency Departments in 1990-2006 - September 2010
- Press Release: New National Study Finds Decrease in Pediatric Injuries Associated with Household Cleaners - August 2, 2010
- Additional Information: Poison Prevention