Child physicians demand choking caution labels for food.
When the four years old Eric Stavros Adler choked to demise due to a piece of hot dog, his anguished parent never imagined that the popular children’ food can be so treacherous.
Some food producers, such as Oscar Mayer have caution labels regarding choking, but not nearly sufficient, says Joan Stavros, Eric Adler’s mother.
And the American Academy of Pediatrics agrees. The nation’s largest child physicians group is requesting for sweeping changes in the way food is designed and labeled to minimize children’s possibility for choking.
From the one-hundred and forty one choking casualties among children in 2006, above fifty percent of them were triggered by food. Surveillance systems deficiency of thorough information regarding food choking occurrence, which were thought to be underreported but continue to be a major and under-appreciated crisis, said Dr. Gary Smith, director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.