Research Article

Lacerations from glass in childhood.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1981; 283 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.283.6302.1310 (Published 14 November 1981) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1981;283:1310
  1. R H Jackson

    Abstract

    A study of 62 glass injuries to children serious enough to warrant admission to hospital showed that 30 were due to architectural glass in doors or windows and 26 of these occurred in houses. Glass bottles caused 12 injuries. Architectural glass produced more serious injuries affecting major arteries, nerves and tendons, and internal viscera. In view of the frequency and severity of architectural glass injuries in houses, safety glass in recommended for all glass doors, French windows, patio doors, and the lower parts of windows.