In the US, almost 65,000 children under five years old were admitted to hospital over a 15-year period as a result of injuries caused by cosmetic-related products. The startling figures are revealed in a study conducted by researchers from the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio, and published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics. Rebecca McAdams and colleagues found that there was no significant reduction over the years in the number of children rushed to emergency departments following harmful encounters with cosmetics and personal care products, with the rate remaining steady at 1.1 per 10,000. The most common injury was poisoning, with nail-care items responsible for 28.3% of cases, followed by hair-care chemicals at 27%, and skincare at 25%. Fragrances accounted for most of the remainder.
Source: Cosmetics related products injure thousands of children every year