Woman and children have to be careful when it comes to carrying heavy handbags and backpacks, respectively.Jane Sadler, Baylor Medical Center "I see so many women with neck pains and headaches and what I usually do is look for their purse and pick it up." "We take it over to the scale and weigh it and usually they're anywhere from 7 to 10 pounds (3.1-4.5 kgs)...We're really going to see women with more and more problems later on if we continue the big purse craze."
From women with heavy bags to children with backpacks...
Medical professionals say children should "carry no more than
10-15 percentof their body weight in backpacks."
Creator: Gerald D. Thurman
Created: 17 January 2007