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Backpacks and Backaches
...ighs 20 pounds . Children, like Sharon, who carry backpacks
that weigh more than 20% -25% of their body weight...develop backaches. Orthopedic experts suggest that backpacks
must weigh no more than 15% of total body weight, the lesser the better. Apart from weighty back...
Special Backpacks Provide Much Needed Relief for Cancer Patients
Specially designed backpacks
have come as a boon for cancer patients who have t...arcoma. Cancer Tsar Mike Richards said the special backpacks
are a fantastic medical invention. "It means patients are no longer required to be tied to the ward ...
Lighten Up! Heavy Backpacks a Weighty Load for Children to Bear
...avy or worn improperly,” Kramer said. “Even if the backpacks
are made lighter, if the weight is not distributed...,000 emergency room visits in 2001 were related to backpacks
and book bags with approximately half of those injuries occurring in children 5 to 14 years old. “...
Improperly Placed And Heavy Backpacks Lead To Back Pain In School Children
...mergency room for treatment of injuries related to backpacks
or book bags according to a survey conducted by Co...traps should be over both shoulders, weight in the backpacks
should be minimized, and backpacks
should have wide straps. The researchers studied the distributi...
Backpacks cause more than just back injuries
have often been associated with related injuries t..., researchers in a new study have found that heavy backpacks
cause more injuries to the heads and faces of children than they do to the back. The study was publ...