Accidental exposures to laundry and dish detergents are on the rise among young children. Between 2013 and 2014, more than 62,000 children suffered an unintentional exposure to a household detergent.
A recent article from Vox reported many cities in the state, including Philadelphia, actually have a higher percentage of children with lead exposure than Flint. What do these number really mean though?
Approximately 18.3 million U.S. middle school and high school students were exposed to at least one source of e-cigarette advertising in 2014, found a study released last week from the CDC.
A new review article found an association between children’s exposure to residential indoor insecticides was linked to an increased risk of childhood cancers, including leukemia and lymphoma. However, childhood cancers are rare.
A marijuana overdose can occur, especially in people who have not used the drug before or who are not regular users. For instance, there is a delayed high when using edible marijuana, which may cause someone to initially ingest too much.
Additional regulations could help lower the number of children ingesting liquid nicotine, which can cause severe illness. In large doses, it can be lethal.
Pennsylvania had 17 outbreaks related to raw milk from 2007-2012, the highest number in the nation. Children are at a higher risk for serious health problems if raw milk has been contaminated with disease causing bacteria.
Teens don’t understand the truth about Molly -- a popular, but dangerous party drug. Here's what you need to know.
Teens are drinking caffeinated drinks more than ever. It's time to talk to your children about the dangers of too much caffeine and powdered caffeine.
A recent study found more teens are using e-cigarettes, and potentially getting addicted to nicotine. It's time to talk to them about the health risks involved with using them.
During the winter holiday months, the PCC at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia receives an increased number of calls related to plants, toys, and decorations. Learn more here about these hazards and tips to stay safe.
Now considered an epidemic among adults, more children are also abusing painkillers and suffering from the health effects of abuse.
Recently a 13-year-old teen died from a severe peanut allergy despite epinephrine injections. Her parents issued a statement reminding people to stay vigilant about food allergies. Here's what parents and their children with food allergies need to keep in mind.
A new study finds an average of 12,435 children per year or 34 children daily end up in the ER due to a nonfatal food choking incidents. Do you know what food causes the most choking episodes?
The CDC warns about the potential dangers of homemade chemical bombs. Injuries include burns, skin irritation, and breathing problems.