Great Ormond Street Hospital in London has reported that there has been an increase in the number of children falling ill having swallowed tiny metal batteries.


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Doctors estimate that one child is being admitted to hospital each month with this problem.


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Two babies have actually died from swallowing these little batteries. 



Doctors claim that the acid from these small deadly batteries can burn through the lining of the esophagus and damage a child's airway.


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The staff in Great Ormond Street are warning parents to keep batteries away from children, particularly those under six, to avoid easily preventable tragedies.


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