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Children's Health & Safety Association

Issue 42: Feb 1–28, 2017

June 23, 2013 – There are people that are good at their jobs regardless of the countless atrocities they witness and mounting frustrations and pressures they face. They understand the challenges and recognize the days and nights of a parent's living nightmare because they have children too. They don't fall down and they don't fall apart – they band together…
July 17, 2013 - I don't think it matters what age you are – everyone loves to go to the amusement park. It's the smell of cotton candy, the shrill sounds of children's voices as they whirl up, down and around on the rides and the ever present ooh's and aah's coming from the child-friendly petting zoo. Parents are so…
July 18, 2013 – Coxsackie Virus, otherwise known as Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD), lives in the digestive tract and is part of the enterovirus family. It spreads from person to person usually by unwashed hands and through droplets of fluid sprayed into the air when someone sneezes or coughs. Outbreaks occur in cooler climates during the summer and…
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July 18, 2013 – Every year we hear stories about children and animals that have died after being left alone in sweltering vehicles. Every spring we hope it doesn't show us its insidious face, but it returns like an inescapable and indelible memory that revolves on a not-so-merry-go-round casting sombre, skewed shadows of children's faces that died in previous years.…
July 24, 2013 - In Canada, we traditionally celebrate July 1st, Labour Day and other holidays with all-day family events, barbeques and fireworks displays. Lighting off a few firecrackers or running around the backyard with a lit sparkler may seem like a relatively harmless way to have fun, but each year children suffer injuries by fireworks and many of them…
July 4, 2013 – One in four children in Canada is overweight or obese and according to Statistics Canada, only 7% get the recommended 60 minutes of daily exercise. Our children's eating habits have changed so much that heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and a myriad of other adult diseases are plaguing them at an unforeseen rate - and…
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