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Summer Sees A Spike In Chemical Injuries In Kids (3 of 3)

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Caption: A new study from Nationwide Children's Hospital shows that more than 100,000 injuries were reported in children due to hydrocarbons between 2000-2009. Hydrocarbons are chemicals that are stored as liquids, but evaporate as they are poured out. They are found in many household cleaners and, especially during warmer months, are more accessible to children in the form of things like gasoline, oil for Tiki torches and lighter fluid.

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