Safety Drive Pays Off

Safety Drive Pays Off

The accident death rate among children of ages one to 14 has declined 17.3 per cent in less than a decade, Dr. George W. Wheatley, vice president of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., recently told doctors at the annual clinical conference of the American Medical Association.

The greatest drop was in deaths from burning and poisoning in the one-to-fouryear-old age group. In these areas, doctors have fought hard for legislation banning the use of flammable materials in clothing and limiting the amount of poisonous lead in paint on articles children might chew.

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