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The dangers of illegal child labor.

Authors
Landrigan-PJ; Belville-R
Source
Am J Dis Child 1993 Oct; 147(10):1029-1030
NIOSHTIC No.
00230114
Abstract
In this editorial, the role of illegal child labor in the ongoing epidemic of childhood injury was considered. Studies have indicated that a substantial fraction of childhood injuries are caused by work and that 70% or more of the fatalities in working children involved violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act or OSHA regulations. The employment of children under illegal conditions had increased in recent years. The risk of injury in illegal employment was considered to be almost ten times higher than in legal employment in children. An approach to prevention of injury to working children was discussed, including strengthening regulations; educating teachers, parents and children about the hazards of work; and ensuring that primary care providers determine whether injuries to children are work related and report such occupational injuries.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Traumatic-injuries; Accident-statistics; Epidemiology; Age-groups
Contact
Community Medicine Mount Sinai School of Medicine One Gustave L Levy Place New York, NY 10029
CODEN
AJDCAI
Publication Date
19931001
Document Type
Other
Funding Amount
118001
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1994
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-002717
Issue of Publication
10
ISSN
0002-922X
Source Name
American Journal of Diseases of Children
State
NY
Performing Organization
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York
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