0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
ARTICLE |

ACCIDENTAL CHEMICAL POISONINGS IN CHILDREN

Harold Jacobziner, M.D.
JAMA. 1956;162(5):454-459. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970220018005.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

• The possibility of preventing accidental poisoning (by chemicals other than illuminating gas) was studied by analyzing 454 cases that occurred in children under the age of 16 in New York City in 1954. Drugs were responsible for 47% of all poisonings, with aspirin ranking first and barbiturates second in this category. Among other chemicals, household bleaches were the chief offenders. Of the total of 454 cases, 84 % occurred in children of the 0-3 year age group, and in this group lead was the responsible substance in 87% of the cases. Investigation of the circumstances generally revealed certain household practices as being at fault; in some environments the careless handling of materials, poor choice of storage places, and reckless changing of containers made eventual poisoning so likely that it could hardly be called accidental. Sanitary inspectors obtained valuable information, and visits by public health nurses proved effective in eliminating hazards. The physician can provide considerable health education during office visits, but he can also do much by observing existing health hazards during his home visits.

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Figures

Tables

References

Letters

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();