Keeping Children Safe from Dangers in Toys and Games
By Yolanda Whyte, MD, Environmental Community Action Inc. (ECO-Action) Board Member
Playing with toys and games are one of the most enjoyable ways to socially engage children of all ages. Toys stimulate their visual and physical senses and, most importantly, their imagination. As a pediatrician, I can assess a child’s stage of development and some aspects of their mental health by carefully observing how they play and interact with toys. However, in my career, I’ve seen numerous health and safety risks that toys sometimes pose to our children.
January 5, 2016