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Proper window safety is crucial for homes with young children

kid looking out windowIt was reported yesterday that a toddler in Lowell fell out of a second-story window and had to be rushed to Children’s Hospital Boston for emergency care. Falls from windows are very dangerous for toddlers and small children, and as the weather gets warmer the number cases involving kids tumbling through windows that are only screened in are expected to rise.

In this installment of her monthly injury prevention column Lois Lee, MD, MPH of Children’s Emergency Department Injury Prevention Program, discusses the dangers of leaving windows open in homes with small children.

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