The impact of 'Bottle Bill' legislation on the incidence of lacerations in childhood

M. D. Baker, S. E. Moore, P. H. Wise

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Abstract

We studied the effect of legislation requiring deposits for beverage containers on the incidence of lacerations in urban children. Records of emergency room visits for lacerations and fractures were reviewed for three years pre-legislation (1980-82) and the immediate post-legislation period (1983). The incidence of total sutured lacerations did not change substantially after the legislation, but glass-related lacerations fell by 60 percent, due to a reduced incidence in lacerations occurring outside of the home.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1243-1244
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume76
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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