What are recent consumer product (CP) aspiration and ingestion trends in children, and what is the impact of public policy in manipulating these injuries?
Pediatric aspiration and ingestions remain a frequent occurrence with potentially significant ramifications. The incidence of pediatric CP ingestion has continued to rise, whereas the incidence of aspiration has remained relatively stable despite increasing efforts by public officials to curtail these events.
Explore this issue:May 2017
Background: Children remain a population largely susceptible to aspiration and ingestion injuries. Because children commonly explore their environment intraorally, a variety of objects subsequently find their way into cavities and connections of the head and neck. In this study, the researchers sought to provide an update concerning consumer product (CP) aspiration and ingestion trends and to analyze the impact of public policy in manipulating these dangerous injuries.
Study design: Data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s National Electronic Injury Surveillance System was queried for pediatric CP aspiration and ingestion data for the years 2000 to 2014.