Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Mommy, Why Is My Backpack Crushing My Spine

? LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Parents are facing a new threat to their children’s health and safety, and it’s coming from an unexpected source.

Backpacks, once a staple of childhood innocence, have become a secret killer of your tyke’s dream for a healthy body, and Alex Charish, an ergonomic inventor, is leading the cause to save your kid’s spine.

She says, “Kids are carrying 10 to 20-lbs. or more on their backs. My goal is to stop worrying about backpack design and change the books that are weighing kids down.”

According to Charish, heavy backpacks can cause serious health problems, including Osteoporosis and Arthritis, and can severely change your child’s body shape.

Charish advises parents to buy two sets of books to save their tots the back-breaking work of carrying them around, and to join her in the fight against spine-crushing publishers.

She says, “People need to contact the publishers and say ‘I cannot have my child with back problems because of your books.’ They need to make them available electronically and solve the root cause.”

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