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Children's Health & Safety Association

Issue 43: July 2018

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June 10, 2013 - Children, cars, and summer temperatures are a lethal combination! Every year we hear news reports of children and animals that are left unattended in sweltering vehicles. Even the best-intentioned parents and caregivers can overlook a sleeping baby in a car and the result can be injury or even death. On June 26th, 2013, a two-year-old boy…
May 13, 2013 – There is a very serious and disturbing, growing trend taking place in Canada. Children as young as preschoolers are being prescribed antipsychotic drugs, once reserved for schizophrenia and mania in adults, to treat Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), conduct and mood disorders, aggression and other behavioural problems. As of December 31, 2012, Health Canada received 17 fatality…
June 8, 2013 - I love garage sales! There's something exhilarating about purchasing an item for just a few dollars - like a book that you have always wanted to read, or a decorative urn that would be perfect for your garden. I walk away with a smile on my face knowing that I saved a few dollars should I…
June 5, 2013 – Upopolis, a social networking tool for kids is being successfully utilized at Children's Hospital in the London Health Sciences Centre in Ontario. It enables kids to stay connected to their friends, school work, family, and other children in the hospital that are dealing with similar health experiences. Launched in 2007, Upopolis helps children, families and caregivers…
Published in Issue 14
June 21, 2013 – Last April the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, announced to industry that the Canadian Government would take action to remove dangerous magnet sets from the marketplace. "We will not hesitate to use our powers under the 'Canada Consumer Product Safety Act' to have dangerous products removed from store shelves," said Minister Aglukkaq. Today the Harper…
June 9, 2013 – How is it possible that such a tiny insect can cause so much harm? Well it can! Last year Dr. Robbin Lindsay, a research scientist with the Public Health Agency of Canada, who specializes in zoonotic diseases urged Canadians to take more precautions when in and around wooded areas. Protect yourselves from tick bites by wearing…
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Every Decision You Make Affects your Children's Health and Well-Being Please click on any of the links below to go directly to your specified topic within this document. Boating Safety Checklist for Parents Life Jackets: What is the Difference Between a Lifejacket & a PFD (Personal Floatation Device)? When Should My Children Wear a Lifejacket? How Do I Know Which…

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