Water Safety News

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11/29/2017
Tap vs. Bottled Water

Children who drink tap water have fewer cavities, but may face another health concern, study finds.

11/2/2017
10/23/2017
Tighter Rules on Arsenic in Water Saved Lives: Study

EPA moves likely cut cases of lung and bladder cancer

10/20/2017
Private Water Wells and Safety

The importance of testing private water wells for arsenic

10/18/2017
2 Million Americans May Have Arsenic in Their Well Water

Naturally occurring element can raise risk of cancers, other health problems

9/12/2017
Florida Confronts Irma's Aftermath

As residents return to their homes, bacteria, mold and toxins are a threat, health experts say

9/6/2017
Harvey's Wrath Still Poses Risks to Children

Toxins left by flood waters a particular concern, doctors say

8/30/2017
Harvey's Floodwaters Harbor Many Health Hazards

Contaminated water can cause infections, displace residents who lack needed meds

8/29/2017
Before Volcano Buried Pompeii, Toxic Water May Have Plagued Residents

Researchers found lead water pipes were laced with high amounts of potentially deadly chemical

8/1/2017
Drowning Can Occur Hours After Swimming

Know the signs of dry and secondary drowning, expert cautions

7/8/2017
Shield Yourself From 'Swimmer's Ear'

Water left behind after a swim can give you a serious earache -- but not if you know what to do

7/7/2017
Keep Legionnaire's Disease From Spoiling Your Vacation

It's prime season for outbreaks of the infection, which is often linked to hotels, cruise ships

7/5/2017
Swimming Lessons: For Starters, Watch Out for Germs in the Water

Kiddie pools are the biggest offenders, infectious diseases expert says

7/4/2017
How to Keep Your Kids Out of the ER This Summer

Emergency physician says make safety your top priority to avoid seasonal threats

6/29/2017
Health Tip: Practice Drowning Prevention at Home

It only takes a small amount of water

6/8/2017
Guard Against This Little-Known Swimming Danger

Electric shock in water can kill unless you take precautions with nearby wiring

6/6/2017
Legionnaires' Hiding in Hospital, Nursing Home Plumbing Systems: CDC

Effective water management, sanitation programs can reduce the risk of exposure to this deadly bacteria

5/29/2017
Brush Up on Swim Safety for Summer

Pediatricians' group offers tips on how to protect kids by the pool, lake or ocean

5/26/2017
Bystander CPR Helps Save Brain Function After Near-Drowning

Heart compressions were even more effective than automatic defibrillator, study finds

5/18/2017
The Water's Not Fine: U.S. Pool-Linked Infection Doubles in 2 Years

Cryptosporidiosis can cause weeks of watery diarrhea, CDC warns

5/15/2017
Many Parents Underestimate Drowning Risks

More than one-third surveyed would let child swim unsupervised in neighborhood or hotel pool

4/12/2017
Chemicals Found in Many U.S. Streams: Study

Tests for more than 700 chemicals in 38 waterways turned up surprising combinations with unknown effects

4/6/2017
Droughts Tied to Climate Change Could Bring Health Risks for Seniors

Danger is greatest for people in areas where extreme rain shortages are uncommon, researchers find

3/21/2017
Autism Greatly Boosts Kids' Injury Risk, Especially for Drowning

Swimming lessons are essential -- even before other therapies, researcher says

2/18/2017
Ready for Spring Break? Have Fun But Play It Safe

Drinking too much can affect your judgment, increasing your risk for injury, CDC warns

10/6/2016
Don't Let the Change of Seasons Put You at Risk

Editors of Farmers Almanac say fall's shorter days, fickle weather can bring unwelcome surprises

9/1/2016
Health Tip: Practice Safety When Fishing

Don't forget the life jackets

8/22/2016
Food, Even Water Can Spoil When the Power Goes Out

A few precautions will help prevent contamination that can make you sick, CDC says

8/9/2016
Adults Hold Key to Preventing Kids' Drownings

Even when lifeguard is present, parents need to keep constant watch when children are near water

8/9/2016
6 Million Americans Drink Water Tainted With Toxic Chemicals: Report

Many systems contain high levels of PFASs, which are linked to cancer, other health issues, study says

8/8/2016
Flint Water Crisis Taking High Toll on Health, Productivity

Michigan city accounted for 5 percent of lead poisonings nationwide in 2014-2015, researcher says

8/8/2016
Climate Change May Bring More Tainted Shellfish to Northern Seas

Study finds rise in dangerous bacteria could make swimming more hazardous, too

8/6/2016
How to Have Fun -- and Stay Safe -- at the Beach or Pool

These water-safety tips from the American Red Cross could save a life

7/22/2016
Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Detected in Sewage Spill

'People need to be aware of what may be entering the water,' researcher says

7/20/2016
Health Tip: Kids Should Wear Life Jackets

Suggestions that could save a life

7/14/2016
Is Swimming Safe in Areas With the Freshwater 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba?

No need to avoid lakes and rivers -- disease experts say infection is exceedingly rare

7/13/2016
Water and Weight Control

Drinking more water may help promote a healthy weight, study finds.

7/3/2016
1 in 3 Hospitals in Developing World Lack Running Water

Clean water essential for surgeries, hygiene, infection control, researchers say

6/29/2016
Stay Alert for Child Drowning Dangers This Summer

More than half of victims are under 5, but older kids and teens still at risk

6/29/2016
Concussions Strike 1 in 3 Water Polo Players

Average was just over 2 per person, and study found they were more common among females

6/24/2016
Flint's Lead-Contamination Crisis 'Entirely Preventable'

CDC looks at kids' blood levels before, during and after city's switch to local water

6/20/2016
No Amount of Lead Is Safe for Kids

American Academy of Pediatrics calls for stronger regulations and new laws to protect children

6/2/2016
Clean Pools Can Still Pose Health Hazards

When disinfectants mix with sweat, personal care products and urine, dangerous byproducts can form, study says

6/2/2016
Delays in Spotting Dementia Can Bring Dangers

Seniors with memory issues are still driving, cooking and doing other potentially unsafe tasks, study says

6/2/2016
'Hard' Tap Water Linked to Eczema in Babies

Skin condition seems more likely in areas with high mineral content in water, study finds

5/26/2016
Pool and Hot Tub Safety

Is that pool or hot tub as clean as you think it is?

5/19/2016
Thousands of Public Pools, Hot Tubs Closed for Dirty Water: CDC

Inspections in 5 states found kiddie pools had the most problems, with 1 in 5 shut down for violations

4/29/2016
Heat Beats Cold for Treating Jellyfish Stings

Evidence favors hot water or hot packs to ease pain

4/23/2016
Swim Safely This Summer

Use life jackets when needed, supervise kids at all times, American Red Cross says

4/15/2016
To Be a Safe Boater, Be a Smart Boater

Experts offer tips on how to enjoy the water without risking injury