Water Safety News

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2/11/2015
Prolonged Rescue Efforts May Not Help Young Drowning Victims: Study

Researchers found brain damage and death likely when resuscitation attempts went beyond 30 minutes

7/26/2014
Don't Let Kids Drink Pool Water

Expert offers tips for spotting chlorine poisoning, bacterial infection, secondary drowning in kids

7/24/2014
7/10/2014
Health Tip: Be Safe at the Beach

Wear a life jacket if you can't swim

6/26/2014
Precautions Help Keep Kids Safe in Water

Children can drown in as little as 2 inches of water, pediatrician warns

5/24/2014
Jump in, Just Don't Swallow the Water

Kiddie pools are hotspots of bacteria, expert says

5/15/2014
Water Poses More Danger for Black Youths Than Whites: CDC

Evidence suggests they are less likely to have been taught basic swimming skills, researcher notes

4/15/2014
Drowning Deaths Down Overall, But Still a Problem: Report

Rates increased for adults 45 to 84; kids 4 and under and adults 85 and older at highest risk

12/3/2013
Drowning More Probable in Rural Areas, Study Finds

Residents are more likely to be around open water and less likely to have taken swimming lessons, researchers say

6/26/2013
How Safe Is Your Local Beach?

Report card rates cleanest and most contaminated beaches across U.S.

6/23/2013
Injuries From Ocean Waves More Common Than Thought

Shallow surf can pose real risks, Delaware study finds

6/8/2013
Drowning Prevention Measures to Keep Kids Safe in Water

Tragedy can occur with few warning signs, expert says

5/23/2013
Health Tip: Help Prevent Water Contamination

Suggestions for people with a private well

3/13/2013
Health Tip: Be Careful With Kids Around Water at Home

Follow safety guidelines around bathrooms

2/18/2013
North American Shark Attacks Hit Decade High

Expert says figures in line with human population rise, not cause for alarm

8/24/2012
Health Tip: Work Out in Water

It's low impact, and can help you lose weight

8/17/2012
7/30/2012
'Women and Children First?' Not So, Says Study

But critic questions conclusions about who is saved first during ship sinkings

7/25/2012
Health Tip: Dive Safely

Never dive into above-ground pools

7/19/2012
Health Tip: Rules for the Pool

Don't let anyone swim alone.

7/11/2012
Health Tip: Help Prevent Drowning

Always swim with a buddy

1/16/2012
Children's Drowning Injuries, Deaths Decline: Study

Youngest children at risk in bathtubs, older boys at most risk from swimming

8/23/2011
Health Tip: Protect Kids With Life Jackets

Make sure they're UL-approved

8/15/2011
Radiation From Japan Reached California Coast in Just Days

Level apparently harmless, but study provides insight into pollution's travel

5/12/2011
High Methane Levels in Water Wells Near Gas-Drilling Sites

But study saw no evidence of contamination from chemicals used to extract natural gas

5/6/2011
Moderate Levels of Arsenic in Water Can Pose Health Threat

Study in Bangladesh finds it may raise the risk of heart disease

4/6/2011
Toll of Deepwater Oil Spill on Human Health Still Unknown

Review notes late start on national study means data on initial exposure missing

1/7/2011
U.S. Officials Recommend Reduced Fluoride Levels in Water

Goal is to prevent kids from getting too much, developing spotted teeth, experts say

9/7/2010
Chemicals in Rugs, Cookware May Be Linked to Raised Cholesterol in Teens

Long-term effect of exposure to PFOAs, PFOS compounds still unknown, researchers say

8/20/2010
Poultry Litter Leaches Arsenic Into Streams, Rivers: Scientists

Researchers say more careful farm management would cut down on contamination

7/24/2010
Each Summer, Falls Top the List of Ways Kids Get Hurt

Injuries are often 'predictable and preventable,' expert says

6/25/2010
Outdated Meds Pose Problems If Kept or Tossed

Health, environmental experts suggest safe disposal methods

6/19/2010
Bump in Head Injury Numbers Linked to Summer Play

Bikes, pools, ball games main reasons for spike between 2008 and 2009, analysis finds

5/31/2010
Health Tip: Set Rules at the Pool

To help keep kids safe

2/26/2010
Predicted 'Red Tide' Could Make Shellfish a Dangerous Dish

Toxins produced by algae collect in mussels, clams and can cause paralysis, scientists say

11/9/2009
Hot-Tub Injuries on the Rise

One-quarter of those hurt are under 16, researchers say

6/14/2009
Keep Safety in Mind While Cooling Off in the Water

Youngsters need extra vigilance near pools, beaches and hot tubs, experts warn

6/7/2009
Summer Fun Need Not Be Hazardous

Parents can do a lot to keep kids safe, experts say

5/29/2009
Families Urged to Have Wells Tested Yearly

Young kids are especially vulnerable to contamination, experts say

4/27/2009
Well Water Might Raise Bladder Cancer Risk

Study cites sun and smoke as other factors linked to the disease

3/25/2009
U.S. Urged to Start 'Fixing the Problem' of Food Safety

Creation of a separate federal agency is needed, new report says

3/23/2009
Improved Fungicides May Be Easier on Environment

Products in development expand on plants' natural defenses, researchers explain

3/2/2009
Swimming Lessons Don't Increase Drowning Risk, Study Says

But experts warn parents that instruction alone is no guarantee

11/3/2008
Rainy Areas in U.S. Show Higher Autism Rates

Researchers note that environmental toxins might trigger genetic vulnerability

8/20/2008
8/18/2008
Epilepsy Raises Drowning Risk

Seizures could boost the danger in tubs, pools, experts say

8/2/2008
Orthopedic Surgeons Weigh in on Pool Safety

Fractures, sprains and strains result from ignoring common-sense precautions, group says

7/23/2008
Health Tip: Bottled or Tap?

Common pollutants are riskier for some

5/26/2008
Health Tip: Water Safety

Suggestions to keep you safe

4/24/2008
Local Health Officials Recognize Threat of Global Warming

But survey finds many aren't prepared to tackle the problem in coming decades