"Without chemicals, life itself would be impossible." That was a common marketing phrase used by one of the world's largest agricultural biotechnology back in the 1970s. There is no doubt that mankind has benefited a lot from innovative applications of chemicals; both natural and manmade.
It doesn't take much water to drown. That's one reason why parenting experts in Pittuburgh and the rest of Pennsylvania remind parents not to leave their children unattended in a tub of just a couple of inches of water. Even those youngsters over toddler age aren't really safe.
Have you ever stopped to think about the relative state of those McDonald's play areas? Are they clean, or are they major transmitters of who knows what? We're sure that regardless of whether the facility is in Pittsburgh or somewhere else, McDonald's and its franchisees have specific standards for management and security on their premises.
When our children enter the halls of their schools we expect that there will be policies in place to ensure they will be safe as they possibly can be. As parents in Pennsylvania and the rest of the country have learned in recent months, it's impossible to guarantee complete safety from every situation, but isn't it feasible to consider holding institutions accountable for preventing or countering some of the most common sources of school safety, such as bullying?
In 2012, deaths on Pennsylvania highways increased by 24 from 2011. The total number of people killed on Pennsylvania's roads in 2012 was 1,310. That is almost 4 people killed per day.