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Weight On Your Shoulders: Students, staff examine potential health effects of carrying heavy backpacks

Weight On Your Shoulders: Students, staff examine potential health effects of carrying heavy backpacks

Sarah Zheng

September 20, 2019

For CHS students, backpacks are an essential part of their life, as carrying a backpack all day can be more convenient than putting textbooks in a locker, but according to a survey conducted by Consumer Reports, the average high school student’s backpack weighs 18.4 pounds, which can lead to problems. So...