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Buggy Safety In Amish Community

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Abdullah Almutairi





Although the Amish are admired for their lifestyle and religious beliefs, there are some health issues that exist in the Amish community because of the isolation that is a strict part of their beliefs. According to the Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health, (Payne et al), there is a database for these genetic diseases that users can access to find out he different genetic disorders common to the Anabaptist groups. Some of these genetic disorder diseases that are more common among the Amish are Polydactyl, extra fingers and toes, which is a symptom of Ellis-Van Creveld Syndrome and is common among the Amish of Pennsylvania. In addition, the primary mode of transportation in the Amish community has been the horse and buggy for generations. Today, traffic in the Amish community is increasing due to an increased rural population and a growing tourist industry. The community and the Amish have worked together on a committee to implement methods of marking all horse drawn vehicles with safety symbols to control the number of accidents that occur between horse drawn vehicles and motor vehicles.



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