The Y3K Tutor In Your Home family’s heart goes out to all of the children and adults of Newtown, CT. Especially to those that attend the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Vaccination Myth: “Serious diseases like polio have already been eradicated, so there is no need to vaccinate against them.”
While many diseases have been wiped out for the most part in the United States of America, they have not been eradicated around the world. That means you could still be at risk if you go abroad or come into contact with an infected person from overseas. In fact the increase in non-vaccinated immigrants that enter America and the increase in formerly eradicated diseases is not a coincidence. If your kids are not vaccinated, there is a good chance that they could become exposed to some major diseases and suffer like so many people did years ago.
As of 2011, Massachusetts law requires the addition of a bittering agent to retail containers of antifreeze to deter ingestion and poisonings of children and animals. However, many people get their cars serviced at garages, which use wholesale containers of antifreeze that are not treated with a bittering agent. Leaks of untreated antifreeze still result in poisonings. In MA legislation has been filed that would require that wholesale containers, such as those used at automotive service stations, also contain a bittering agent to prevent ingestion. Find out what your state requires and speak to your representatives about a national law.
One solution to the antifreeze death problem is to require all antifreeze manufacturers to add in a non-toxic bittering agent that makes it taste awful. This will save countless lives of children and pets. Many states, and even some cities, are considering legislation requiring the addition of the bitterent denatonium benzoate to antifreeze. This would make the antifreeze virtually impossible for a child or animal to be poisoned by the usually sweet-tasting liquid. Find out if this is required where you live.
On a personal note, I live next door to a surviving D-Day veteran from World War II. I thank him all the time for his heroics. I let him know that if it weren’t for brave people like himself, we would all be speaking either German or Japanese right now. Thank you Seth and all the people that have given their lives for what we will be enjoying this weekend. Have a happy and safe 4th of July.
Childhood obesity is a big problem in America. Kids should be active through sports or outdoor play. Active Bodies = Healthy Bodies and Minds