This shows that many parents are sceptical to the vaccinations, what might have negative consequences for children. The reason why in 1990s and 2000s many children did not receive their vaccination was the publication of The Lancet study by Andrew Wakefield talking about a link between autism and MMR vaccination. The strong phrase that some people still remember is that vaccinations are dangerous. Despite the fact that science has proven this is wrong some people still believe there is link between autism development and MMR vaccination. Therefore it is strange that they are making informed choice.
Researchers found that approximately 1.7 million children suffer from diabetes and 12 percent of Chinese children are overweight. (China today, n.d.) It used to be a rarity to see an overweight person in streets of China, now it is commonplace. Western fast food is high in salt and calories and having a negative impact on the lives of Chinese people. The overall economic growth of China has led to bicycles being replaced with automobiles. McDonald’s has over 26 drive-thrus in China.
They have begun to make small improvements, reducing their sugar levels by a percentage at best. Companies that market to children fear any recommendation coming form the Federal Trade Commission because even though the Federal Trade Commission is not a law enacting body, the adverse effects of not adhering to recommendations they make is strongly discouraged. According to General Mills’ website, the since 2007 until 2011 the company had their cereals sugar content from 13% to 10% depending on the cereal, a drop of two to three percentage points. This is interesting because the recommended serving size for their nutritional label is 3/4 cup, which is not a lot of cereal when measured. Kids consume one to two cups or more which double the content of sugar consumption.
This drug significantly reduced cholesterol from 40 percent to 72 percent when given at two-week intervals. It was also given at four-week intervals but the effects were not nearly as significant. However, “Six patients, all receiving REGN727, stopped the therapy due to adverse events which included headache, injection site reactions, and diarrhea” (Curley, Ann, CNN, 2012). Those side effects would likely scare anyone. That is why the government needs to step in and offer a grant for these companies to dig deeper into their studies and come up with something that has less side effects.
Producing too much mucous causes clogging in your digestive and respiratory tract as well as inflammation (Cleary; DelAmor). After learning all of this information, I was shocked to find more negative research on milk than positive. Is the milk industry that powerful? Are they able to convince consumers into believing something that is not necessarily true? Consider this, nations that consume high amounts of milk, are at higher risk of getting breast cancer (Cohen).
Most of those factory sites are actually in China, where 85 percent of the fake trees sold in North America originate. Labor standards there don’t adequately protect workers from the dangerous chemicals they are handling. Fake Christmas Trees and Other Health Problems In addition to PVC, fake trees contain lead and other additives designed to make the otherwise rigid PVC more malleable. Unfortunately many of these additives have been linked to liver, kidney, neurological and reproductive system damage in lab studies on animals. The Children’s Health Environmental Coalition warns that fake trees “may shed lead-laced dust, which may cover branches or shower gifts and the floor below the tree.” So heed the advice of the label on your fake tree, which tells you to avoid inhaling or eating any dust or parts that may come loose.
I believe Mattel and China were responsible for the lead and the fact children were exposed to potential dangerous toys. “The toy manufacturer Mattel, the parent company of Fisher-Price, extends its previously announced worldwide recall of approximately 1.5 million toys. As with the previous Mattel toys recall, the items being pulled from shelves may contain high levels of lead paint which, if ingested or inhaled, can pose a serious health threat to infants and children. The company also stated that it may be recalling more of these Chinese made toys, if it finds that additional items also contain lead paint or tiny magnets that, if
WIC is significantly different than other hunger alleviation programs because it targets children. Many professional opinions against the WIC program allude to the fact that it is like any food program that people take advantage of and should be discontinued. However, the items able to be purchased are very limited, which allows for proper use of the program and its benefits, which many supporters point out. As of 2011, WIC has been running a budget surplus, due in large part to a decline in the price of milk- milk costs represent 20% of the WIC food cost
The omnipresent issue of childhood obesity was always tentative ground for the politicians, but the reigniting of the topic via the new move by the government to restrict and/or limit the sales of “junk food”, and rumors are circulating that the government will monitor the weight of children in the country. “Parent ban may be useful” by Geoff McLean’s letter to the editor; argued that the advertising saturation levels are not technically the major problem, but that the real problem lied with the parents. McLean’s uses an exasperated tone in his letter; this fully comes into play in the last two paragraphs, “instead farming them out to childcare centers or using television or video game as a de-facto
Seventeen million Americans have fallen victim to Type 2 Diabetes. Others are plagued with Myelodysplastic Syndrome which is a deficiency in bone marrow. A more shocking find is Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (Benzene 411 1,5). Soft Drinks are the main cause to numerous medical issues found within the digestive systems of many people who consume these toxic beverages. The effects of soft drinks can be seen within a matter of weeks as you glance at your smile in the mirror, a matter of months as your waist line continues to increase, or the consequences can be dealt with later in your life as the your bone marrow density has decreased due to the consumption of soft drinks.