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Dangerous “toys”: the burden of non-powdered firearm injuries in Canadian children and youth


Injuries in children and youth from non-powdered firearms are a significant public health concern in Canada and other high-income countries. Injury burden, healthcare utilization and costs related to non-powdered firearm use in Ontarians under 25 years of age were analyzed using ICES data. They demonstrate the need for effective policy interventions and awareness campaigns to improve the safety of these popular "toys."



Saunders NR, Pratt M, Hepburn CM. Healthc Q. 2022; 25(3):7-10. Epub 2022 Oct 1.

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