This day and age, we are all aware of the harmful effects prolonged time in the sun can have on our bodies. Gone are the days of hanging out poolside with no sunscreen or shade to protect your skin. However, there is one important part of our bodies that we regularly neglect to protect – our eyes.
16-month-old Garrett Peterson was born with a condition called tracheomalacia – a disease where the trachea is so weak that the smallest thing can cause it to collapse and cut off his ability to breath.
Every device that requires just a little bit of power has them – watches, small toys, flashlights, you name it: small, disc-shaped batteries. And while you know that swallowing batteries is never a good idea, you might not know that these present an extreme risk for young children. Continue reading