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Children's Health & Safety Association

Issue 42: Feb 1–28, 2017

aah…summer is here and for a few precious months we have freedom from boots, scarves, mitts and hats, shovelling snow and de-icing car locks. I want to feel the sun on my shoulders and the warm sand beneath my feet but mostly I want to see the smiles on my children's faces as they frolic about happily enjoying outdoor activities.…
Drowning can happen to anyone at anytime but infants and children are especially at risk. Drowning is the number one cause of unintentional injury causing death among children under the age of four in Canada and it is the second leading cause of death for children under the age of ten. For the first time, theWorld Health Organizationpublisheda report on…
Leroy Vincent, a technology and art specialist at the River Valley Middle School in Grand Bay-Westfield, New Brunswick, believes that children should be exposed to computer tools because technology is playing an ever-increasing role in today’s culture, business and everyday life. Children are very comfortable with computer technology because they have been exposed to communication devices at a very young…
The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, revealed proposed changes to nutritional labelling regulations so that parents can make healthy food choices for themselves and their families. Labels and Nutrition Facts tables (NFt) will contain the following new features. Consistent serving sizes will make it easier for parents to compare nutrient contents of similar foods. Sugar labels will include the…
As a precaution, Health Canada and the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee are proposing a change to the drinking water guideline, recommending that drinking water authorities advise residents to use an alternate source of drinking water, like bottled water, when preparing infant formula during an algal bloom or when microcystins are detected in drinking water. This revised advice for infants comes as a…
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