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Posted on: August 28, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Cowlitz County Health Department encourages backpack safety returning to school.

Did you know there are 33 bones in in a child's spine (vertebrae) with discs. Heavy bags cause children to compensate or change posture which can lead to back pain and injury. Children are also known to trip or fall off balance carring heavy bags. The Cowlitz County Health Department encourages parents and guardians to learn more on backpack safety. Have a safe and healthy return to school!

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