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Children's Health & Safety Association

Issue 42: Feb 1–28, 2017

April 16, 2013 – Vaccinations are provided free of charge to all Canadians, so it's a conundrum to health officials why vaccination ratings remain at 85% instead of 95%, the overall rating required to protect a population against a particular disease. It can be difficult to convince parents that children require vaccinations especially when the disease in question is not…
Did you know that traces of pharmaceuticals are being detected in the environment, primarily in surface water, groundwater, drinking water and soil? One of the ways pharmaceuticals enter our environment is by consumers throwing medications (prescription drugs and non-prescription/over-the-counter drugs), and other personal care products into the garbage, or flushing them down the toilet or down the sink.   While…
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May 22, 2013 – …aah, here we are again! Summer is just beyond the next corner! Freedom from bulky coats, wet boots, icicles in our nostrils, shovelling snow and de-icing car locks. I want to feel the warmth of the sun on my shoulders, and soft, beach sand beneath my feet but mostly I want to see the smiles on…
ONTARIO 'OnStar' May 23, 2013 - The provincial AMBER Alert program, led by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is adding 'OnStar', one of the world's leading in-vehicle safety and security services, to their list of partners which will increase public assistance and aid police in locating a missing child. The Ontario AMBER Alert Program notifies the public by using a…
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May 24, 2013 – Last September I wrote a feature story on Children and Obesity and one of the integral segments in my research included Corporate Accountability International (CAI), a consumer advocacy group representing John Harrington, a McDonald's shareholder, who is concerned with obesity and other children's diet related diseases. Harrington submitted a motion to the fast food giant to…
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May 25, 2013 – Yes, your eyes can get a sunburn – and during any season of the year! Without protective eyewear your eyes can receive extensive UV exposure that can result in a condition called 'photokeratitis' which feels like particles of sand are trapped inside your eye socket and under your eyelid - scratching and burning your eyes. Reflections…
April 10, 2013 – Health Canada is encouraging Canadians to play an important role in identifying hazards in consumer products by reporting problems to the manufacturer, retailer and/or Health Canada as soon as they arise. How many times has this happened to you? You purchase a product, bring it home, open the box, follow the installation instructions, and turn it…
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