Dangers of Going Back to School in the Age of COVID: What’s Real, What’s Exaggerated?

  Back-to-school traditions look a lot different in an age of COVID. Many districts resumed virtual learning, while others have enacted a hybrid approach. Still, others have opened up under strict precautions sparking outcry among concerned community members. Many of their fears are valid. A few, however, may involve some stretching of the truth, as explained below: Which Risks Are Exaggerated? At the outset of the pandemic, parents were relieved to learn that children are not nearly as susceptible to COVID as adults. Kids can become ill, but this is uncommon among healthy children with few pre-existing conditions. Some may…

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FDA May Change Stance and Rule that BPA is Dangerous for Kids | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire Earlier this spring, we informed our readers that Canada has restricted the production of plastic baby-bottles, containers, and cups manufactured with a chemical  known as BPA, or bisphenol-A, which some experts say cause “breast, prostate and reproductive system abnormalities and some cancers.”  To read this earlier blog, please click here. Although the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Union both continued to say the chemical is safe despite what experts were advising, the AP reported yesterday that the FDA is reviewing its 2008 ruling that the “much-debated chemical . . ….

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