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Torotot delikado rin

- Ni Ludy Bermudo -

MANILA, Philippines - Hindi lamang ang firecrackers at fireworks ang peligrosong gamitin sa pagsalubong sa Pasko at Bagong Taon dahil ma­ging ang simpleng ‘torotot’ ay maaring makamatay.

Paalala ito ng Depart­ment of Health-Food and Drug Administration (DPH-FDA) kahapon sa publiko dahil sa inaasahang pagsapit ng pagdiriwang na maaring maisantabi ang mga pag-iingat.

Sa talaan ng FDA, no­ong nakalipas na taon, da­­lawang bata na nagka­ka-edad ng 3 at 8 ang na­­kalunok ng nakalas na ba­hagi ng torotot na nagbibigay-tunog. Sila ay isinugod sa ospital upang maalis ang nasabing object sa lalamunan na ma­aring maging dahilan ng kamatayan.

“Certain types of torotot are made locally from plastic, foil and paper attached together using adhesives and are used to produce noise the ce­lebration of the New Year. These parts may be removed during use and might be swallowed by the children,” anang FDA.

BAGONG TAON

DRUG ADMINISTRATION

FDA

NEW YEAR

PAALALA

PASKO

SHY

SILA

TOROTOT

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