Ingestion of Super Strong Magnets in Children pdf free download

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Ingestion of Super Strong Magnets in Children pdf free download
Ingestion of Super Strong Magnets in Children pdf free download

Ingestion of Super Strong Magnets in Children pdf free download. Neodymium magnets (also known as NdFeB, NIB, Neo magnet or Super Strong Rare-Earth Magnets) have become easy to purchase and are promoted as ‘adult desk toys’ or ‘stress relievers’ (Appendix 1). Neodymium is a rare earth element that is used alongside iron and boron in the production of newly engineered powerful magnets (NM) for the manufacturing industry and many household items. Rare earth magnets are between five and ten times stronger than ceramic magnets and are sometimes called ‘super strong’ or powerful magnets. They are often brightly coloured and can be of a variety of shapes such as balls, cylinders, discs, ellipses and bars, usually of less than 6 mm in diameter [1]. These inexpensive and readily available magnets can be accidentally swallowed by children with ease. It is concerning that these magnets are still being easily purchased in the UK. Legislation in the US that resulted in selling bans and products recalls that were followed by a marked reduction in the number of accidental ingestions [1]. Anecdotal evidence from across the UK has identified that the incidence of magnet ingestion is increasing, especially in older children who may have been attempting to mimic tongue and cheek piercings, as well as permanent dental work leading to accidental ingestion.

Ingestion of Super Strong Magnets in Children pdf free download

Ingestion of Super Strong Magnets in Children pdf free download
Ingestion of Super Strong Magnets in Children pdf free download


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