The incidence of exposure to poisons occurring in children during diaper changing was recorded during a three-month period. There were 138 cases, with 79% between the ages of 7 to 18 months; 42% of the poisonings occurred between 5 PM and 9 PM. Powders accounted for 47% of the exposures. Symptoms were mild and occurred most often with powders. During diaper changing, children are at increased risk of poisoning.
McCormick MA, Lacouture PG, Gaudreault P, Lovejoy FH. Hazards Associated With Diaper Changing. JAMA. 1982;248(17):2159–2160. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330170063032
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