The hazards of automatic-dishwasher detergent

Kynaston, J. A., Patrick, M. K., Shepherd, R. W., Raivadera, P. V., & Cleghorn, Geoffrey J. (1989) The hazards of automatic-dishwasher detergent. Medical Journal of Australia, 151(1), pp. 5-7.

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Automatic-dishwasher detergent is a common household substance which is extremely corrosive and potentially fatal if ingested. In this report, we discuss the implications of the ingestion of automatic-dishwasher detergent in 18 children over a three-year period. Ten of the 18 children gained access to the automatic-dishwasher detergent from the dishwasher on the completion of the washing-cycle, while the remainder ingested the detergent directly from the packet. There was a poor correlation between the presenting signs and symptoms and the subsequent endoscopic finding in the 14 children who underwent endoscopy.

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ID Code: 90747
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Cited By :11
Export Date: 1 September 2015
Keywords: detergent, domestic chemical, caustic burn, clinical article, esophagus stricture, female, human, infant, male, preschool child, priority journal, Burns, Chemical, Case Report, Caustics, Child, Preschool, Detergents, Esophageal Stenosis, Esophagoscopy, Household Products, Mouth Mucosa, Oropharynx, Surface-Active Agents
ISSN: 0025-729X
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Deposited On: 25 Nov 2015 02:11
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2015 02:11

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