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How TVs Hurt Kids — No, It’s Not the Programming This Time

| July 22, 2013
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It’s easy to imagine how this baby could be hurt if the TV toppled over. (Getty Images)

As a parent I fret about what TV may be doing to my kids’ minds. Now a study out Monday warns that TVs pose a risk to children’s physical health, too.

Specifically, the problem is falling televisions. If you’re wondering how it is that TVs fall over, researchers say it’s because kids climb on them. Over a 20-year period, researchers say, nearly 200,000 children in the U.S. went to the emergency room because of an injury sustained from a …read more

Source: State of Health – Science

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