Have a Hunch about Backpack Safety
When we were children, it felt like we had the weight of the world on our shoulders with those overstocked backpacks. But not anymore. Parents, school officials and medical professionals have wised up to the potential health hazards of packing those backs too much. Hence, the ever-growing popularity of backpacks on wheels.Believe it or not, there's even a Backpack Safety America organization that was created to help lift the heavy burden off of children. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, at least 6,500 trips to the emergency room every year by children 5-18 are due to injuries related to backpacks or book bags. In fact, it's such a serious issue that the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Chiropractic Association and the International Chiropractors Association have all jumped on the bandwagon.