Contact: Erin Pope
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Caption: In today's technology-driven world, batteries, especially button batteries, are everywhere. A new study shows that every 90 minutes a child younger than 18 years of age is seen in a US emergency department for a battery-related problem. Watch as Dr. Gary Smith, director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at The Research Institute, explains why there might be an increase in this type of injury.
Credit: Nationwide Children's Hospital
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