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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Car Safety (Overview)

Car safety is a topic that includes recommendations for keeping kids safe in and around cars. Car seat rules vary from state to state. Generally, any child under 6-8 years old or under 60 pounds should be in a properly sized and correctly installed car seat.


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Are there child safety ratings for cars?

Are there child safety ratings for cars?

Yes: What you can get is 1. Crash test results and 2. Car seat data. A good place for crash test results is the insurance institute for highway safety @ http://www.Iihs.Org/ratings/default.Aspx . The national highway traffic safety administration is a great place to learn about car seats @ http://www.Nhtsa.Gov/safety/cps . Then you can turn to consumer reports for specific product recs. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
21 doctors shared insights

Car Safety (Overview)

Car safety is a topic that includes recommendations for keeping kids safe in and around cars. Car seat rules vary from state to state. Generally, any child under 6-8 years old or under 60 pounds should be in a properly sized and correctly installed car seat.


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China paint to blame for toy safety scares?

China is: Only one source...There have been documented issues with least in the paint on toys imported from china. Do research on toys you want before you buy. In general though, there are toy scares on many levels. Small pieces, things that break easily and can be inhaled, etc. Use common sense. Children still love natures toys the best...Sticks, twigs, paper, boxes etc. Lol. They are so imaginative. ...Read more

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Fire safety bed device for a quadriplegic?

Fire safety bed device for a quadriplegic?

Good question!: I have tried to find answers for this, to no avail. Suggestions from our spinal cord injury rehab center include 1. Have a way to call 911 from your bed 2. A companion dog who is trained to drag you to safety until help arrives, 3. Smoke and heat detectors through a home alarm service, who will send emergency personnel if they go off, and 4. A heat-triggered automatic sprinkler system. ...Read more

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Are crib toys safe?

Are crib toys safe?

Depends: It depends upon the toy.Please be more specific. ...Read more

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Can you buy child safety proof containers for cleaning supplies?

Can you buy child safety proof containers for cleaning supplies?

Child proofing : Yes. You can also buy locks to put on the cabinet you keep them in. Most stores that carry baby products, have a child proofing section. ...Read more

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Is car paint toxic for children?

Is car paint toxic for children?

Not recommended: Most paints around your house are lead-free now, but should still be kept out of reach of children. It is certainly not a good idea for a child to chew on the vehicle paint! ...Read more

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After a baby outgrows an infant car seat, what type of car seat should they use?

After a baby outgrows an infant car seat, what type of car seat should they use?

Varies : If you started with a rear facing only infant seat, they next go to a convertible seat & stay rear facing until at least 2 yrs (can stay that way to the rear facing weight limit, often 30-40 lb). After that they forward face up to the seat weight limit usually 50 lb. I recommend that parents start off with a convertible car seat which you get a full 4-5 years use from before it needs replacing. ...Read more

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How come safety important when operating a dental xray equipment?

How come safety important when operating a dental xray equipment?

X-ray safety: No one, patient, doctor. Or staff should be exposed to unnecessarily ionizing radiation. There is a risk of it causing cancer. See: http://www.Cancer.Org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradiologytests/imaging-radiology-tests-rad-risk. ...Read more

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Explain the aspects of car safety.?

Explain the aspects of car safety.?

Part 2 car safety: This link from the university of michigan may be quite helpful http://www.Med.Umich.Edu/yourchild/topics/carseat.Htm. ...Read more

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Any idea why i'm falling asleep while driving on the highway?

Any idea why i'm falling asleep while driving on the highway?

Some: Sleep deprivation, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, any type of sleep disruption. I would take it very seriously, if i were you: for your own sake and for the people around you. Find a sleep medicine specialist in your area to evaluate you and help you fix the problem. ...Read more

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Do premature babies need special car seats?

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Do premature babies need special car seats?

Yes: Every baby born less than 37 weeks gestation should have a car seat trial before discharge from the hospital, to ensure breathing is adequate. The hospital staff should check to see if the car seat you've selected is appropriate for the baby's size, and they should teach you how to use it safely. Baby may need a car bed if s/he fails the car seat test. Always place the car seat rear-facing. ...Read more

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How many teen drivers die yearly from road traffic accidents?

How many teen drivers die yearly from road traffic accidents?

How many teen driver: In 2009 3000 teens between the ages of 15 to 19 were killed in us and 350000 were taken to er for emergency treatment. ...Read more

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Are blankets on planes safe to use?

Are blankets on planes safe to use?

Yes: Airlines clean their blankets between usages, and there should not be a problem if you are concerned about infection. ...Read more

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In the house for a few hours while bathrooms being painted. Used no voc paint. 31 weeks pregnant. Harmful?

In the house for a few hours while bathrooms being painted. Used no voc paint. 31 weeks pregnant. Harmful?

No: Latex based and low voc paint is safe to be around. Avoid oil-based paints and solvents. But even around the "safe" paints, you should keep the room well-ventilated and take breaks for fresh air every 20 mins or so. ...Read more

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Why don't manufactures just make fire safety furniture and mattress, instead of poisioing smokers?

Why don't manufactures just make fire safety furniture and mattress, instead of poisioing smokers?

They do: If the only problem with smoking was that you might set your place on fire, there wouldn't be much said on this issue. Many items of furniture are treated for fire resistance but are unlikely to withstand the heat of using them to support a lit cigarette. Smoking is so bad, in so many ways that perhaps you can use this concern to quite smoking altogether. ...Read more

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Any idea why i'm falling asleep while riding on the highway?

Any idea why i'm falling asleep while riding on the highway?

Anything: You can have sleep problems from snoring, apnea, restless legs, poor sleep hygeine, anxiety/depression, napping during the day, night seizures, noises in the neighborhood waking you up, bed bugs, waking up to use the bathroom, acid reflux, allergies, or any number of things. I recommend seeing a doctor to get checked out. ...Read more

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Bottled water safety standards?

Bottled water safety standards?

Not really any: Bottled water is watched to make sure there aren't any obvious contaminants (lead, bacteria, etc) but not really to make sure it's pure or that there aren't trace minerals, sediment, or even the contents are what they say they are. It's not a drug, and as such is subject to standards for foods, such as a certain number of bug parts are ok, etc. Bottled water is not much cleaner truthfully than tap. ...Read more

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Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

No: It actually helps them to know what to do so they do not panic if sa fire would occur. ...Read more

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What are fire safety concerns for cotton vs synthetic bed clothes?

What are fire safety concerns for cotton vs synthetic bed clothes?

Different: Synthetic clothes of any type will melt when exposed to flame, be they bed clothes or anything else. Natural fabrics tend to not burn as easily, particularly wool fabrics, which are very difficult to burn, if at all. Cotton will burn, but at least will not melt to the skin. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Safety (Definition)

Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more