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Rights of a Consumer

The following are some of the rights of a consumer:

The right to safety in the use of goods and services
The right to the correct quantities of goods
The right to adequate and correct information
Right to be involved/represented when decisions involving the consumer are being made
Right to obtain a valid receipt for goods and services for the goods and services purchased

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What is Obesity?  Obesity is a condition whereby one takes in excess calories than the body requires.

The excess calories are converted into fat and stored under the skin and around vital internal organs.

Obesity is caused by:

Excess intake of carbohydrates and fats.
Lack of adequate exercise.
Eating junk food.
Sedentary lifestyles.
Excessive body weight.
Tiredness and shortness of breath.
Complications such as heart disease, diabetes and hypertension may arise.

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What is Osteomalacia? Osteomalacia is the equivalent of rickets in adults.

Osteomalacia is caused by inadequate intake of calcium, phosphorous and vitamin D and it mainly occurs in adults.

Bones soften, become distorted and fracture easily. The legs, spine, thorax and pelvis are deformed, pain in the bones, legs and lower part of the back. General weakness and difficulty in climbing stairs.

In severe cases, one experiences involuntary twitching of muscles especially those of the face and hands.

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What is Scurvy?.  Scurvy is a nutritional disorder which is common among people who rarely eat fresh fruits and vegetables.

Scurvy is caused by lack of Vitamin C which is found in fresh fruits and vegetables.

Vitamin C maintains the health of body mucous membranes and makes them resistant to infections.

Bleeding gums
 Loose teeth
 Unhealthy skin
Weak and painful joints
Anaemia may develop
Blood in the stool and urine
Slow healing of wounds

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What is Kwashiorko?  Kwashiorkor is caused by lack of proteins in the diet.

It usually affects children below five (5) years who stop breast-feeding early and are weaned on foods lacking in proteins.

Signs and Symptoms of Kwashiorko

Hair is thin, scanty, brown and silky. Swelling of the belly, face, hands and feet.

When one presses the swollen part, the impression of the finger remains on the skin for a while.

The skin looks pale.

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What is laundry work?. Laundry work is the process of washing, drying, finishing and storing household articles and clothes so as to maintain their original state.

Washing Equipment

Washing equipment includes, buckets, basins, a laundry brush, washing machines and boilers.

A large sufuria can be used as a boiler.

Drying Equipment

Drying equipment includes, a clothes line, pegs, drying racks, clothes horse and various types of driers.