Water Safety News

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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

3/29/2016
Stay Safe in the Water This Spring Break

Vigilance at the beach is key, especially for young children, expert says

12/30/2015
Drinking Water Pipes Full of 'Good' Bacteria

Swedish researchers say this natural biofilm helps keep drinking water clean

11/23/2015
Arsenic Exposure in Womb Linked to Respiratory Risks in Babies

High levels in well water may trigger infections in the very young, study suggests

9/2/2015
Two Large U.S. Aquifers Tainted With Natural Uranium: Study

Farm-related pollution 'mobilizes' the element, helping it enter groundwater

8/28/2015
As Tropical Storm Erika Eyes Southeastern U.S., Residents Need to Prepare

People should have emergency communication plan in place, stock up on essential supplies

8/21/2015
Mandatory Life Jacket Laws Could Reduce Boating Deaths

Regulation would also result in fewer people dying from drowning, researchers say

8/20/2015
NYC Declares Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Over

Health officials pinpoint source of bacteria that sickened 124, killed 12

8/6/2015
Legionnaire's Disease Most Deadly for Frail, Elderly, Experts Say

Outbreak in New York City has already killed 10, sickened 100

8/3/2015
Septic Tanks May Allow Fecal Matter Into Lakes, Rivers

Experts had assumed that soil would help to filter human waste

7/24/2015
Climate Change May Be Pushing 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba to Northern Lakes

Deadly organism prefers warmer waters, expert says

7/11/2015
Experts Offer Diving Safety Tips

Unsafe practices can lead to serious neck and spine injuries

7/9/2015
Cholera Vaccine Helps Prevent Serious Illness

Study finds immunizing pill is effective and cheap -- about $4 for two doses

6/27/2015
Following Water Safety Rules Saves Lives, Red Cross Says

Children can drown within five minutes, experts warn

6/23/2015
Climate Change a 'Medical Emergency' Posing Major Risks: Experts

International commission says 50 years of global health gains could be undone

6/20/2015
Safety Tips for Water Skiing and Wake Boarding

Thousands injured every year, experts say