More than a decade and a half into the 21st century, the idea of a woman dying in childbirth in the U.S. seems impossible. However, tragically, it can and does happen all too often. In fact, women in this country are more likely to die while giving birth than those in any other developed country.
Even though progress has been made in removing toxins such as lead, asbestos and DDT from certain products, new chemicals and artificial ingredients have made their way into everyday consumer products and building materials. Sometimes toxic materials get into the water and air, where we can't avoid them.
The first time that most Chicago area parents put their kids on a school bus is a big milestone, and probably one that's more frightening for them than for their little ones. While school bus drivers are tasked with the safety of their passengers both in and around the vehicles, it's still essential to teach your children some very important safety precautions to help minimize the danger of an unfortunate and perhaps even tragic accident.
Within the next two years, commercial trucking and bus companies will have to install electronic logging devices in their vehicles. This new rule was released late in 2015 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation.