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Thu Jul 28, 2016, 09:54 AM

 

Your kid is way more likely to be poisoned by crayons than by marijuana

By Christopher Ingraham July 28 at 7:00 AM

A new study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics is making waves this week with the news that there's been a sharp uptick in emergency-room visits and poison-control calls for marijuana poisoning among children in Colorado.

The study found that the number of marijuana-related hospital visits for children under the age of 10 more than doubled since the opening of Colorado's recreational marijuana market, from seven in 2013 to 16 visits in 2015. Marijuana-related poison control calls for young kids also rose sharply over that period, from 25 to 47.

Opponents of marijuana legalization were quick to jump on the findings.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/07/28/your-kid-is-way-more-likely-to-be-poisoned-by-crayons-than-by-marijuana/

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Reply Your kid is way more likely to be poisoned by crayons than by marijuana (Original post)
workinclasszero Jul 2016 OP
tonyt53 Jul 2016 #1
workinclasszero Jul 2016 #3
frazzled Jul 2016 #2
womanofthehills Jul 2016 #4
Calculating Jul 2016 #5
workinclasszero Jul 2016 #6
Glassunion Jul 2016 #7
workinclasszero Jul 2016 #8

Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 09:57 AM

1. I'm old. When I was in school we had this white pasty glue. Everybody tasted that stuff.

 

Some did more than taste it.

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Response to tonyt53 (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 10:08 AM

3. Yeah they should have banned that stuff

 

And gave out a long prison sentence for use and distribution!

KIDDING!

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 10:06 AM

2. Where are you getting your crayons? From North Korea?

Crayons are not poisonous.

From Crayola:

We have ensured that our products are safe since 1903, when we first began offering crayons. All Crayola and Silly Putty products have been evaluated by an independent toxicologist and found to contain no known toxic substances in sufficient quantities to be harmful to the human body, even if ingested or inhaled.


And from the Illinois Poison Control center:

Toxicity Level: Minimally toxic
Toxicity: Crayons are only expected to cause a mild laxative effect if ingested.


Pick another analogy, please.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 10:57 AM

4. Asbestos in children's crayons - some crayons are poisonous

Everyone does not buy Crayola, but I guess they should

Asbestos Found in Children's Crayons
The Environmental Working Group reported that they found asbestos in four brands of children's crayons. Does this news posit a significant health danger?

In mid-2015, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Action Fund's "Asbestos Nation" campaign announced that they had found "deadly asbestos fibers" in four brands of children's crayons. EWG reported that they purchased 28 brands of crayons at two national chains (Party City and Dollar Tree) between February and May of 2015 and sent them to an independent company (Scientific Analytical Institute) to test them for asbestos using transmission electron microscopy (TEM).

According to EWG's report, asbestos was "detected and confirmed" in four brands of crayons, all of them manufactured in China: Amscan Crayons, Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 10 Jumbo Crayons, Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Crayons, and Saban's Power Rangers Super Megaforce 10 Jumbo Crayons.


http://www.snopes.com/2015/07/09/asbestos-found-childrens-crayons/

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 12:15 PM

5. Hahahaha

Wake me up if somebody ever actually dies from 'marijuana poisoning'. All marijuana poisoning means is that the kid probably got into edibles, had too many and then got pretty messed up for a while. I disagree with the very wording of 'marijuana poisoning'. Usually poisoning is something that can kill people or have long term effects.

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Response to Calculating (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 12:18 PM

6. The horrible effects of marijuana poisoning...the weed with roots in HELL!!!

 



Don't let this happen to YOU!!!

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 12:22 PM

7. Who the fuck smokes crayons?

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 12:25 PM

8. Good point

 

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