School children carrying too heavy bags—BBC Health Check

18 Sep 2020 | Narratives & Features, Portfolio | 0 comments

In this magazine format BBC World Service weekly show, there is a segment from India about the health of children and the link to the weight of their school books!

Indian authorities are enacting rules to limit the weight of children’s school bags after a campaign highlighting the dangers of heavy school bags. Children have developed of back pain, skeletal and nerve damage because of the weight of the textbooks they have been expected to carry. Chhavi Sachdev talks to overburdened children, parents, doctors and school teachers.

Listen on BBC Sounds.

(Photo credit: Pixabay)

Health Check was presented by Claudia Hammond

Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker


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