Why Magnets Have To Be Kept Away From Children

A wide range of strong permanent magnets are use for various domestic and industrial applications. Samarium cobalt and Neodymium magnets are examples of industrial magnets in Brisbane that are used in the mechanical and automotive industries. Samarium cobalt magnets are popular for high temperature applications while neodymium magnets are used for medical devices and power tools.

Magnets are used for various purposes but it is important to teach children the proper ways to treat magnets. Kids love to explore because in the process, they learn about things. They put stuff inside the ears, nose and mouth all the time but removing them can be challenging.

When an 11-year old boy placed button magnets up his nostrils, they locked tightly in his septum. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, the button magnets cannot be taken out because the boy was in pain. The boy who comes from Cyprus has to be taken to emergency where he was placed under general anaesthesia.

The doctors have to be creative in finding a solution. What they did was to position two household magnets outside the boy’s nose so that they can easily manoeuvre the button magnets out. After 6 months and nose splints, the boy’s nose was back to its normal health.

Magnets have always caused some problems among children. A 2013 study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, it was revealed that between 2002 and 2011, more than 22,500 magnet-related injuries were suffered by under 21-year old individuals. Most were swallowed while 21% were nose-related.

People must never take magnets for granted because they can cause serious damages to the body. Young children are more likely to swallow small powerful magnets while older children usually place the magnets up their nose or use them to imitate piercings they see on teenagers. There are also toys that contain small magnets that can be easily swallowed.

There are one-stop shops for industrial magnets in Brisbane that include electromagnets, rare earth permanent magnets, ferrite magnets, alnico magnets and many more. Industrial magnets come in different sizes, shapes, grades and designs to suit a specific application. There are also neodymium and samarium cobalt magnets for industrial usage.