Friday, July 16, 2010

Using Domestic Spoons to Give Children Medicine Increases Overdose Risk

ScienceDaily (July 16, 2010) — Parents are being urged not to use domestic spoons to give children medicine after a study found significant differences in capacity. A parent using one of the biggest domestic teaspoons would be giving their child 192 per cent more medicine than a parent using the smallest teaspoon and the difference was 100 per cent for the tablespoons. This increases the chance of a child receiving an overdose or indeed too little medication.

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