Eye injuries from BB guns, pellets and paintballs are on the rise – soaring 30% as experts warn they ‘should be regarded as lethal weapons’

Soaring rates of children are being hospitalized with eye injuries caused by BB guns, pellets and paintballs, a report reveals.

The rate of overall injuries from nonpowder firearms dropped 54 percent between 1990 and 2016.

But eye injuries rose 30 percent, according to a report published today in the journal Pediatrics.

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