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Doctors say the weighted-down bags could cause lasting health problems for children

- The backpack shouldn't hang down past the lower back.
- Orthopedic Spine surgeon says kids should only be carrying 10%-15% of their body weight in backpack.
- backpack can cause neck, shoulder, back pain, and muscle spasms, leg pain, more serious disk degeneration.

 

Heavy backpacks pose risk to students
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/38992011#38992011

 

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