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Backpacks Can Stress Your Students' Spines More Than Previously Thought

Wednesday, November 7, 2018  
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(Education Week) All those hall monitors exhorting students to stand up straight may be on to something: A new study finds that a typical student hunching under the weight of a backpack could experience more than 11 times that weight in stress on their backs.

A new study in the journal Surgery Technology International tested the stresses on a model spine from backpacks laden with with weights from one to 100 pounds and worn using both straps. More...

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