Sports games are so popular in the U.S. and around the world that there are now hundreds of them, according to research by the game development firm, Nickelodeo.
And while they’re great for learning and fun, they can also have serious health consequences.
That’s because the game industry has an unhealthy relationship with kids, a new study finds.
“We have to be very careful that the games are safe for kids,” says Daniel R. Burda, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who has studied the industry for 30 years.
“It’s not the game itself that’s unsafe.
There are more kids playing sports games now than there were 20 years ago.” “
You know what?
There are more kids playing sports games now than there were 20 years ago.”
The research found that the number of kids playing games is up 50 percent in the past decade, as more kids have become aware of the risks of playing with the wrong toys.
“In my mind, the biggest cause of all is the lack of information,” says Burdas.
He points to the popularity of Nickelodeos games, like “Sesame Street,” which includes a theme of being an “overweight” kid.
“Silly characters that are meant to be funny, with a ton of candy, are very popular.
There are so many,” he says.
“But when kids see that a person’s weight is associated with their health, they start to wonder why they’re being treated that way.”
Burdas and his co-author, John C. Gammell, have conducted research in 20 countries, with results published in The Journal of Pediatrics in July.
They focused on the U to study the health effects of playing games and the role of toys in that health.
What they found surprised them: There was little evidence that playing games, or even playing in them, is safe for children.
What’s more, many kids were exposed to toys with harmful chemicals, including lead and mercury, in them.
The games also tended to contain harmful materials, such as batteries and components that contain toxic chemicals.
And even toys that weren’t marketed as dangerous or dangerous-for-children, like the toy car, were linked to increased rates of asthma and allergies.
Burden, who is based at the U, says that while he’s heard horror stories of children suffering from these chemicals in toys, he’s never seen it happen to adults.
Even if you play a safe game, he says, you might still be exposed to some of these chemicals.
Beading on the sides of the toys and playing with them while they are in the play area might lead to dust that can irritate your eyes and nose, Burds says.
While he doesn’t have data on how many people have asthma or allergies, the study shows that exposure to chemicals that are known to cause asthma or other health problems may be a risk.
Bounts says it’s important to remember that exposure can be gradual, so it takes time to see changes in the body.
There are some steps children can take to limit the risk, he adds.
“If you’re going to have a game, don’t give it to kids who are already allergic to it,” Burd says.
You can always buy a non-toxic, non-irritating version.
Some games also contain mercury, which can cause kidney damage, according.
Burtless says that if you want to play a game you know is safe, it’s best to take your child out of the room and bring a mask and a toy cleaner.
“Take it out of sight, put it in a bag and put it out,” Burtles says.