Oregon lawmakers try to fight the scourge of heavy backpacks

Release Date: 
February 22, 2017

"According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 7,000 emergency room visits each year are due to backpack-related injuries," it reads, "and, in 2010 alone, physicians' offices, clinics and hospital emergency rooms treated nearly 28,000 strains, sprains, dislocations and fractures related to backpacks."

"The Global Burden of Disease Study of 2010 showed back pain as the number one cause of disability worldwide," it continues, "and musculoskeletal disorders as the number two cause."

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