How to keep your children safe in a crowded space
A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that many schools and day care centers have “abysmal” safety systems, and that the nation’s children are at greater risk for respiratory and neurological diseases.
The CDC said that a “safety net” exists in many of these facilities, and the “unchecked” flow of kids across the nation is a direct result of these systems.
But the study also found that, in many areas, the safety net is not sufficient to prevent the spread of respiratory and neurologic diseases, and this is one of the reasons the CDC recommends building more classrooms and playgrounds, as well as more and more outdoor recreational facilities.
The study also revealed that many school facilities don’t have any “air conditioning,” which means kids can’t get comfortable and stay cool.
According to the CDC, “when the temperature drops below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, air becomes dangerously cold, which makes it harder to regulate and control the air.”
“If schools are not properly designed, and air conditioning is not properly installed, then the temperature of the air can drop very quickly,” said Paul Dzuriszewski, an assistant professor of pediatrics and public health at Johns Hopkins University.
“If the temperature doesn’t drop below 40, then air conditioning becomes extremely difficult, and students can get very sick very quickly.”
The study found that kids spend an average of two hours per day in classrooms.
It found that nearly half of children between the ages of 7 and 17 have asthma or COPD, which can lead to lung inflammation and other respiratory illnesses.
“Children with asthma have the highest risk of death,” Dzusewski said.
Dzurishowski also said that, compared to children from other ethnic backgrounds, African-American and Latino children have higher rates of asthma.
The report also found the number of children experiencing adverse events at the beginning of the school year has tripled in the last 10 years.
This is particularly troubling because the CDC has long said that children who experience adverse events often have health problems later in life.
The Centers for Diseases Control and Infectious Diseases (CDC) says children are “at increased risk for many adverse outcomes during early childhood, including asthma, ADHD, ADHD-like behavior, sleep disorders, and other conditions, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, obesity-related cancers, cardiovascular disease, and cancer-related mortality.”
Dzusiewicz also said the rise in children’s asthma is a sign that kids are in a “toxic environment” that is getting worse.
“Children are living in a toxic environment and it is a very challenging environment for their health,” he said.
“It is not only the environment they are living but also their environment in general.”