Thursday, April 15, 2010

Metal Shavings From Swings a Danger to Children With Autism

Children with autism are often calmed by riding on a swing; some do it for hours every day. But doctors are warning of a serious hazard that can occur when wear and tear causes small metal fragments to peel from the suspension apparatus and fall into children’s eyes.
Though medical treatment is required, the source of the foreign body in the eye is often not apparent, according to a paper in the December issue of The Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

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