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Child drownings remain a major public health issue; in fact, it is the leading cause of unintentional death to children ages 1-4. And, at least 203 children younger than 15 fatally drowned in swimming pools and spas in the United States since Memorial Day, according to media reports compiled by the USA Swimming Foundation. This increased compared to the same time period last summer, when at least 174 children younger than 15 fatally drowned.
Small children are at the highest (…)Read More Sep 21
The summer’s only half over and too many children are continuing to die in pools and spas. Since Memorial Day, CPSC has seen news reports of more than 210 child drownings and near drownings in pools and spas around the country. Nearly 90 children under the age of 15 have died. While many of the victims in the more than 120 near drownings were successfully rescued, other victims were left in serious condition.
These deaths and injuries are preventable. Each of us can and must take these simple (…)Read More Jul 23