November is Falls Prevention Month!
November is Falls Prevention Month! Did you know that falls are the LEADING cause of injury hospitalization for Atlantic Canadian children, ages 0-14 yrs? Click here to visit our Falls Prevention Page and check out our latest in reports, infographics and videos focusing on preventing children's falls.
Keeping Kids Safe Around Cannabis On October 17, 2018, cannabis became legal for sale across Canada. Although cannabis-infused food products aren’t yet legal, adults will be able to make their own food products using cannabis plant and oil. These may attract children and youth, and can pose a serious poisoning risk.
The May 2018 issue of the Oxford Academic Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health includes a report titled: Fad over fatality? The hazards of amber teething necklaces which details an Atlantic Canadian study of the strangulation risk of amber teething necklaces. To view this report, click here.