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Vehicle Safety (Overview)

Vehicle safety is monitored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an agency that created standards for the production of vehicles regarding aspects such as safety door latches, braking systems, and bumper heights.


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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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Vehicle Safety (Overview)

Vehicle safety is monitored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an agency that created standards for the production of vehicles regarding aspects such as safety door latches, braking systems, and bumper heights.


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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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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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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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Are supplements from direct sales companies safe?

Are supplements from direct sales companies safe?

Usually: You might ask for 3rd party assays of purity and strength. Some ethical companies provide them. I would not buy from a company that does not. The gmp seal from the natural foods association is a purchased approval and does not reflect any quality testing. ...Read more

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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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Is asphalt classifieded as hazardous waste?

Is asphalt classifieded as hazardous waste?

GREAT Question !: Asphalt made before the 1980's may contain coal tar products. Coal tar is classified as hazardous waste because it can pollute ground water. ...Read more

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Are instrumental deliveries safe?

Are instrumental deliveries safe?

Yes: Instrument deliveries are another name for "forceps-assisted" deliveries. There are countless number of "horror stories" regarding forceps deliveries, but the truth is forceps deliveries, in the hands of well-trained obstetricians, have saved the lives of millions of mothers and babies in distress. ...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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Electronic health records allow sharing with insurance companies, right?

Electronic health records allow sharing with insurance companies, right?

Yes, but...: ...Guess what? Insurance companies can also look at your paper records too. Built into the contracts they sign with doctors, insurance companies can "audit" a physician to look at their clinical notes. This is to prevent overbilling or incorrectly billing. So your insurance company already has access to all of your medical records. An ehr would make it easier to share those records. ...Read more

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Are the new fire safety cigarettes more dangerous?

Are the new fire safety cigarettes more dangerous?

All are dangerous: There is no middle ground here. Smoking is unhealthy and dangerous. ...Read more

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What are some safety issues involved with inhaling salon fumes?

What are some safety issues involved with inhaling salon fumes?

Chemical irritation: Of the lungs if you are sensitive. Irritation of the skin as well can occur in sensitive individuals. ...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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What are some lists used to ensure patient safety in the operating room?

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What are some lists used to ensure patient safety in the operating room?

Checklist: There are lot of measures taken to prevent errors in the operating room such as timeouts, check list that the chief scrub nurse goes thro. This prevents wrong part of the body being operated upon, whether instrument count is accurate or correct number of gauzes used etc. ...Read more

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Are plastic bottles safe?

Are plastic bottles safe?

Bisphenyl A...: ...Is present in some plastics, and acts like an estrogen in the human body. Glass, in general, is better, or you can look up if your bottle is made with bpa or not. ...Read more

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Does fda publish information on drug safety?

Does fda publish information on drug safety?

All the time: Yes, all the time. So does the cdc, the nih, and even the dea. Plus the manufacturers themselves are fairly exacting in their discussion of safety and side effects. ...Read more

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What is the best driver side car window screen for sun protection and safety?

What is the best driver side car window screen for sun protection and safety?

LLumar: You can google www.Llumar.Com to find out about this product. The side and back windows are the most important since they allow 60% of uva rays in. ...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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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