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Children's Health & Safety Association

Issue 42: Feb 1–28, 2017

April 26, 2013 – It isn't often that you hear or know of someone that has colour blindness, in fact it would be a very rare occasion, but last January at a company meeting, Stanka Niedra, our Sales Manager, commented on a Director's hot pink, cell phone and Jack Smith nonchalantly responded, "I wouldn't know - I'm colour blind". Hearing…
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Who were your biggest fans when you were a child or teenager? Who encouraged you, had confidence in your abilities and boosted your self-esteem with love and well-earned praise? If you are lucky, your mother and father played that role. For some, it was a teacher or coach or another family member—perhaps a loving and positive grandparent. Grandparents come naturally…
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April 26, 2013 – Positive initiatives to tackle the global obesity epidemic is reverberating around our planet. Organizations are implementing changes to their policies, integrating proactive measures and acting responsibly for what has been so blatantly apparent and what they can no longer deny – social conscience, awareness and accountability. This long overdue chain reaction in asking corporations and parents…
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April 9, 2013 – According to the '2012 Child and Youth Injury Report' compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada (statistical information to 2003), falling is the leading cause of children requiring hospitalization. According to the 2012 U.S. Consumer Report, more than 5,200 children suffered falls from windows and at least one out of four required hospitalization. Warmer temperatures…
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April 8, 2013 - In our 1st Issue of E-Magazine published September 2012, I reported that United States Federal Officials filed a lawsuit against Maxfield & Oberton, the manufacturer of 'Buckyballs' demanding a recall of magnetic desk toys, that they stop selling this product, and alert consumers that the product is defective.   Despite educational campaigns involving social media, public service…
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April 18, 2013 – The Government of Canada states, "Our focus now is on the health of newborns and infants under 18 months. Science tells us that exposure levels are below those that could cause health effects; however, due to the uncertainty raised in some studies relating to the potential effects of low levels of bisphenol A (BPA), the Government…
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April 5, 2013 – Last January in our 9th Issue of E-Magazine, I reported that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reduced its level on lead poisoning from 10 to 5 micrograms per decilitre cutting in half the lead level limit for children from one to five years of age. Today CDC officials report that approximately 535,000 children have lead…
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