Lead Poisoning In Environment And Children’s Exposure

Pollution is generallyy defined as the release of harmful environmental contaminants. Pollution can take two major forms: local pollution and global pollution. In the past, only local pollution was thought to be a problem. For example, coal burning produces smoke and in sufficient concentrations can be a health hazard. One slogan, taught in schools was “The solution to pollution is dilution”. In recent decades, awareness has been rising that some forms of pollution pose a global problem. Traditionally, serious pollution sources include chemical plants, oil refineries, nuclear waste dumps, regular garbage dumps (many toxic substances are illegally dumped there), incinerators, PVC factories, car factories, plastics factories and corporate animal farms creating huge amounts of animal waste. Lead is still the …

June 25th Is Child Safety Seat Inspection And Installation Fair In Indiana

A child safety seat inspection and installation fair would be held this coming Sunday, June 25th. This event would all be part of the campaign towards the reduction of fatalities among children. Three groups have joined forces so as to make this event a reality. These groups comprise of the State of Indiana, the 21st Century Insurance, and the Governor’s Council on Impaired and Dangerous Driving. The latter is actually a division of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. This big event would be held at the Wal-Mart located in Fort Wayne and it would start at 11 in the morning and end at one in the afternoon. If you travel to the state of Indiana, you would know that there …

Child Safety Airbag Tips

Airbags are deemed important for preventing injuries and deaths in car crashes. Yes, that’s what most surveys have noted. It was in fact reported by recent researches that airbags save more than 1,500 lives per year. That may seem amazing in the first place, but just like any thing in the world, airbags have their own disadvantages. Although it is highly beneficial for reducing the chances of injury for adults in a crash, the force of an airbag when deployed can injure the small children seriously and severely. Well, the real reason for its being injurious to toddlers is that when deployed, the airbags have the tendency to inflate faster than the blink of an eye. They tend to explode …

Accident Insurance For Children – Have You Thought About It?

Have you thought about providing financial security for your children in case they are seriously injured in an accident of any kind? The possibility of an accident putting your child in a wheelchair for life, is not one that anyone likes to think about. Not thinking about the possibility does not take that chance away though. Parents are increasingly recognizing that it is necessary to insure their children against accidents. They want to know that in the event of anything untoward happening to their son or daughter, that at least there will be no financial hardship; that their child’s financial needs will be provided for the next 70 years if necessary. Health insurance for children is normally included in family …

How to Select the Right Educational Toys

Is it Safe? Without a doubt the most important factor when choosing any educational toy for your baby is safety. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has published a number of articles regarding safety standards & safety information, as well as keeping a ban list and recalled items list. This is recommended as your first point of call when researching any products for your baby. Beware of second-hand and hand-me-down toys as they may be broken, missing pieces, or missing important safety information. Be sure to give them a thorough inspection before allowing your child to play with them. Remember: You are the last line of defense when it comes to your child’s safety, always ensure they are supervised …

12 Safety Devices To Protect Your Children

About 2-1/2 million children are injured or killed by hazards in the home each year. The good news is that many of these incidents can be prevented – by using simple child safety devices on the market today. Any safety device you buy should be sturdy enough to prevent injury to your child, yet easy for you to use. It’s important to follow installation instructions carefully. In addition, if you have older children in the house, be sure they re-secure safety devices. Remember, too, that no device is completely childproof; determined youngsters have been known to disable them. Here are some child safety devices that can help prevent many injuries to young children. SAFETY LATCHES and LOCKS on cabinets and …