Pop quiz. Who do you think are the best advocates for child safety issues? a) Pediatricians; b) Elected Officials; c) Teachers; d) Parents? The answer is: e - none of the above.
That’s right. While many of these groups work hard for children, peer-for-peer advocacy, or kids lobbying on behalf of kids, can actually have the biggest impact of all.
Every year during National Poison Prevention Week (March 17 - 23), I think of my younger brother, Jim. And sometimes I even call to remind him of what happened 30 years ago.
As many as 262,300 children are treated in ERs for toy-related injuries every year.
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