Cosmetics Hurt Young Children at Least 12 Times a Day: Study

Researcher suggests stashing or locking up products
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2019 6:46 PM CDT

(NEWSER) – Cosmetic products should be kept out of the reach of children, researchers say, just as medications are. The evidence for that is a new study that estimates that 12 children younger than 5 are taken to emergency rooms every day with chemical burns or poisoning from such products as nail polish removal, hair relaxer, lotion and fragrance. That adds up to 64,686 children injured from 2002 to 2016, the Columbus Dispatch reports. The study was conducted by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus and Ohio State University. No fatalities were found in that period. Of the injured children, 86% were poisoned, and about 14% had chemical burns.