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Authorities try to reduce annual child poisoning rate. Bitter taste to be added to antifreeze. According to the authorities, 40 to 60 children are poisoned from accidentally drinking antifreeze annually. The sweet-tasting organic compound can be tempting to children, and the new measure is designed to protect children against serious internal injury.

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Authorities try to reduce annual child poisoning rate

Published on Thursday, 17th September, 2009 at 07:30 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Bitter taste to be added to antifreeze.

Green and yellow antifreeze Walmart
Green and yellow antifreeze Walmart
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According to the authorities, 40 to 60 children are poisoned from accidentally drinking antifreeze annually.

The sweet-tasting organic compound can be tempting to children, and the new measure is designed to protect children against serious internal injury.

From now on, all bottles containing ethylene glycol for private use will have to contain the bitter tasting additive.

10-15 millilitres of ethylene glycol are enough to be potentially fatal, with just two dessert spoons of concentrated liquid sufficient to cause severe and permanent damage to the kidneys.

The Norwegian Pollution Control Authority say the new compulsory measure is to be introduced immediately.



Published on Thursday, 17th September, 2009 at 07:30 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: child, poisoning, antifreeze, bottles, ethylene, glycol.





  
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