American Teens Have Dangerous Jobs

A new survey whose results were published in the March issue of Pediatrics found that millions of American teenagers are working in dangerous environments, performing unsafe tasks in violation of the law and without proper training or supervision.

Among teens surveyed who worked in the service or retail industries, 52 percent of boys and 43 percent of girls reported working with hazardous equipment such as slicers, paper-balers and box-crushers. Meanwhile, 37 percent of those under 16 reported working past 7 p.m. on school nights, which is illegal.  Click here to read more.

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