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Children's Health & Safety Association

Issue 43: July 2018

November 15, 2013 – Radon is invisible, odourless, tasteless, and therefore undetectable. When radon is released from the ground into the outdoor air it is not a concern, however, when it is released in an enclosed space like the basement of a house, it can accumulate to high levels posing a health risk for you and your family. No longer…
Published in Issue 19
Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas holidays are rapidly approaching and many a wide-eyed child will be bubbling with excitement as they anticipate the magical, wondrous events at Christmas time. Here are some safety tips to ensure that you and your family will enjoy a happy and safe holiday season. CHRISTMAS TREES, LIGHTS & ORNAMENTS Nothing beats the smell of a fresh…
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According to statistics, Canadian consumers purchase over a billion dollars a year on toys.  In Canada, responsibility for toy safety is shared among governments, the toy industry, safety associations, parents and caregivers. Any toy advertised, sold or imported in Canada must meet the safety requirements defined in the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act and the Toys Regulations. Toy makers must…
Published in Issue 19
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there. This is the beginning of the Christmas poem, written in 1822 by Clement Clarke Moore, that we all know so well. The poem…
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November 21, 2013 – Children anticipate the wonderment and joy of the Christmas season with family traditions that are passed on from generation to generation. Here are a few enchanting customs from select countries that I thought you might find interesting. BELGIUM  – Children believe they receive their presents from St. Niklaas who rides a horse. They leave hay, carrots…
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November 24, 2013 – The National Institute of Health awarded the House Research Institute and Children's Hospital in Los Angeles a five-year study grant aimed at restoring hearing in deaf children. More than one thousand people have received the first successful prosthetic hearing device that stimulates neurons at the human brainstem, bypassing the inner ear and hearing nerve entirely. "We…

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