Clean Point - a date and time when a correction has been implemented and future products will be free of the defect.
Dynamic Force, Dynamic Load - A force producing change, characterized by or producing change or progression. The force or load
applied which results in matter exceeding its material creep threshold, thus resulting in a change, effect.
Force - Physical power or strength exerted to drive or propel against resistance. The effort (force) required to overcome the steering
wheels resistance to turn. Vehicles of old would turn with one finger thus, they required much less force than the vehicles like the
High Effort Steering (HES) System (HESS) - Most of today's vehicles require more effort from the driver to turn the steering wheel. The
driver cannot use one finger to turn the wheel, has to use one or both hands to overcome the steering wheels resistance to turn.
Examples are the Chevrolet Impala, Ford Mustang, Chrysler Durango, GM Saturn, and other domestic and foreign vehicles. These
steering systems result in shock loading the skeletal system and soft tissues of the body. They accumulatively result in bone and joint
deformities, degenerative back disease, carpal tunnel, headaches, lower back degeneration, and many more physical medical
Inflammation - The body responds as if normal tissues are somehow abnormal by releasing chemicals from the body's white blood
cells into the affected area(s) of injury. The release of chemicals increases the blood flow to the area of injury to protect it and may
result in redness or warmth. Some of the chemicals cause a leak of fluid into the tissues, resulting in swelling. This protective
process may stimulate nerves and cause pain. Inflammation is characterized by; redness, swollen joint that is warm to the touch, joint
pain, joint stiffness, loss of joint function. Increased number of cells and inflammatory substances within the joint can cause irritation,
wearing down of the cartilage (cushions at the ends of the bones) and swelling of the joint lining.
Low Effort Steering (LES) System (LESS) - Most steering systems of the 60s, 70s, and 80s that allowed the use of one finger for
turning the steering wheel. Low effort, easy to turn. You could turn the wheel with your small finger even when sitting still. These low
effort systems do not exceed the human physical capabilities to drive a vehicle and do not inflict damage to the skeletal system or body
Mini-trauma - Same as shock load but lighter in force and still damaging.
Material Creep Threshold (MCT) Force Tolerance Level (MCTFTL) - The point at which a stimulus is of sufficient intensity to begin to
produce an effect. The ability to return to its original shape. Such as when a weight is placed on a steel bar, the bar will bend
downward, and when the weight is removed and it returns to it original form; the weight did not exceed the material creep threshold of
the bar. When a weight is added and the bar bends but fails to rebound to its original shape when the weight is removed, then the
applied weight did result in the bar exceeding the material creep threshold. Material creep thresholds vary with material compositions
and external factors. The molecular bonding of the cells begins to elongate. Young children with soft bones have extremely low
material creep thresholds.
Paradigm Thinking - Tunnel vision, accepting things as they are not questioning, this is the way it is and this is the way it will always
be, not being open minded to new thoughts, nothing will ever replace the horse for transportation, those who believe the world was flat
and would not consider otherwise.
Peen / Peening - The material break down between two contacting spherical surfaces.
Shock load - A sudden physically powerful blow or impact. Same meaning as Mini-trauma.
Strain - To make excessive demands, exert to the utmost, deformation of a solid body or
structure in response to application of a force, severe or fatiguing pressure, injury to a muscle or tendon. Such as the force generated
to overcome, the high resistance of a steering wheel to turn generates stress (an unnatural load) to the body. When that force and
stress exceed the physical capabilities of the body, a strain develops due to a permanent or temporary deformation.
Stress - The physical pressure, pull, or other force exerted on one thing by another; strain. An example of stress occurs in the skeletal
system and body tissue during the delivery of the forces necessary to overcome the steering wheel resistance to turn.
Torsional - twisting type forces, the process of being twisted, state of being twisted.
Vibration - Pulsating Vibration - The reciprocating, oscillating, or motion of a rigid or elastic body or medium force from a position or
state of equilibrium. Child example: When a child is holding a game controller, the vibration is felt when two bone masses separate
and collide together again (even microscopic). Adult example: When a driver of a high effort steering system feels vibration through the
steering wheel from the drive train, tires slapping the road, hitting chuckholes, off balance tires, etc. Warning Each individual vibration
results in a destructive shock load. Surface damage results between the two contacting surfaces. The force is then transferred to the
remaining bone mass in an attempt to equalize the forces throughout the mass (normalizing effect).
|Call your Senator and ask for passage of Senate bill S.948 (CAMRA Act.) which is currently in the Health, Labor,
Education, and Pension committee.
U.S. Congress switchboard (Toll Free) 1-800-828-0498
If they don't answer right away, let the phone ring because their on the other line and will answer in the order received.
If you can't remember your Senators name - tell them your state and they will connect you to your senator.
All States - please call:
Senator Harry Reid - Senate Majority Leader at 202-224-3542
Senator Richard Durbin - Assistant Majority Leader at 202-224-2152
Senator Robert C. Byrd - President Pro Tempore 202-224-3954
Senator Joe Lieberman - 202-224-4041
Michigan Residents Please Call:
Senator Carl Levin Washington at 202-224-6221, Detroit 313-226-6020, Escanaba 906-789-0052, Grand Rapids 616-456-2531,
Lansing 517-377-1508, Traverse City 231-947-9569, Saginaw 989-754-2920
Senator Debbie Stabenow Washington at 202-224-4822, Detroit 313-961-4330, Marquette 906-228-8756, Grand Rapids 616-975-0052,
Lansing 517-203-1760, Traverse City 231-929-1031, Flint 810-720-4172
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|Your young children's hands are silently becoming crippled from video
gaming, coloring, computers and you do not recognize the deformities
because you are using your adult fingers as a reference. Adult fingers are
already bent and twisted from dynamic forces with arthritis.
|Prevent children's crippling finger deformities - Do not allow them to play video games.
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