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Water safety: Drowning isn’t the only concern

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Drowning isn’t the only hazard that parents should be mindful of when it comes to time spent around the pool. This month, Dr. Campos-Outcalt describes safety tips that you’ll want to share with your adult patients to help keep them—and their children—safe this summer.


 

References

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2. World Health Organization. Global Report on Drowning: Preventing a Leading Killer. https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/143893/9789241564786_eng.pdf;jsessionid=0B51AAEB51E29A603A0CABB41FCD96B5?sequence=1. Accessed June 26, 2019.
3. Vanden Esschert K, Haileyesus T, Tarrier AL, et al. Pool chemical injuries in public and residential settings—United States, 2008–2017, and New York, 2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2019;68:433–438.
4. Healthy Swimming. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site. https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/index.html. Accessed June 26, 2019.

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