Prevention of Choking Among Children

  title={Prevention of Choking Among Children},
  author={H. Garry Gardner and Carl R. Baum and Mary Denise Dowd and Dennis R. Durbin and Richard Lichenstein and Kyran P. Quinlan and R. D. Sege and Michael S. Turner and Jeffrey C. Weiss and Gary A. Smith and Julie Gilchrist and Lynne Haverkos and Jonathan D. Midgett and Lori Roche and Alexander W. (Sandy) Sinclair and Lynne J. Warda and Bonnie Kozial},
  pages={601 - 607}
Choking is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among children, especially those aged 3 years or younger. Food, coins, and toys are the primary causes of choking-related injury and death. Certain characteristics, including shape, size, and consistency, of certain toys and foods increase their potential to cause choking among children. Childhood choking hazards should be addressed through comprehensive and coordinated prevention activities. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC… 

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