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Drowning More Probable in Rural Areas, Study Finds | US News

Dec 19, 2013

People in rural areas are nearly three times more likely to drown than those who live in cities, a new Canadian study finds.

This may be because rural residents are more likely to be around open water and less likely to have taken swimming lessons, according to the researchers at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto.

Their findings -- from an analysis of drowning incidents in the province of Ontario between 2004 and 2008 -- appeared recently in the International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education.

Pool Safely Toolkit Updates and Materials

Nov 07, 2013

The Pool Safely campaign offers a variety of educational materials to enhance our communications with all of you, as you promote child, family and community water safety. The Pool Safely campaign team works to keep these materials relevant and up to date.

CPSC’s Submersion Report 2012: Drowning Deaths Around the Home

Sep. 2012

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CPSC’s Submersion Report 2012 presents data about child drownings and non-fatal submersions in and around the home. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death among children ages 1 to 4 years-old. It takes only a few inches of water for a young child to drown.

Here is our mini-infographic based on data from this report:

Drownings happen in the home. Summer may be over, but the risk of drowning is still here.

Taking Steps Against All Drowning Risks: Preventing Drownings in the Home

Oct 03, 2013

The Pool Safely campaign would like to remind families about the drowning risk present in every home. About 87 children younger than 5 drown in incidents around the home and more than 80 percent of these children are younger than 2. Bathtubs, toilets, buckets, washing machines, landscape features and other containers with a small amount of liquid present a danger to toddlers and young children.

End of Summer Drowning Report from Pool Safely

Sep 10, 2013

Every year, CPSC compiles an end of summer drowning report to track the tragic toll of child drownings nationwide.

Preventing Drowning Provider Brief and Parent Handout | Network of Infant/Toddler Researchers

Aug 08, 2013

The Network of Infant/Toddler Researchers, funded by the Administration for Children and Families, released their drowning prevention brief and a drowning prevention parent handout.

Most Drowning Deaths in Washington Occur in Rivers and Streams | FederalWayMirror.com

The Washington State Department of Health reported that recent analysis of drowning deaths in the state show that nearly half of the 100 annual average for drowning deaths occur in rivers and streams.

The Washington State Department of Health reported that recent analysis of drowning deaths in the state show that nearly half of the 100 annual average for drowning deaths occur in rivers and streams.

Snowmelt from mountains can cause unexpectedly chilly water temperatures, even at the height of summer. According to the DOH, "cold water can affect even strong swimmers' muscles and nervous system within 10 minutes, overriding strength and endurance."

The Washington State Department of Health reported that recent analysis of drowning deaths in the state show that nearly half of the 100 annual average for drowning deaths occur in rivers and streams.

Snowmelt from mountains can cause unexpectedly chilly water temperatures, even at the height of summer. According to the DOH, "cold water can affect even strong swimmers' muscles and nervous system within 10 minutes, overriding strength and endurance."

Most Drowning Deaths in Washington Occur in Rivers and Streams | FederalWayMirror.com

Aug 01, 2013

The Washington State Department of Health reported that recent analysis of drowning deaths in the state show that nearly half of the 100 annual average for drowning deaths occur in rivers and streams.

Snowmelt from mountains can cause unexpectedly chilly water temperatures, even at the height of summer. According to the DOH, "cold water can affect even strong swimmers' muscles and nervous system within 10 minutes, overriding strength and endurance."

July 28-August 3 is Pool Safely Week

Jul 25, 2013

Summer is here which means that children and families around the country are enjoying time at pools and water parks to cool off and have fun.

The Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives campaign hosts a series of events and outreach activities across the country, including Pool Safely Week – an annual celebration of water safety designed to encourage all Americans to pool safely every day.

Click here to learn more about Pool Safely Week

Take Safety Measures Before Letting Kids in the Pool | Healthfinder.gov

Jun 27, 2013

Pools can provide lots of fun and exercise for children, but a fun day can turn dangerous if proper safety precautions aren't followed, an expert warns.

Never leave children alone in or near a pool and be sure that they are always supervised by an adult who can swim, said Dr. Natalie Lane, medical director of the emergency department at Children's Hospital of Georgia.

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