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Child Safety: Preventing Drowning (cont.)

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Other Places To Get Help

Organization

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
TDD: 1-888-232-6348
Email: healthyswimming@cdc.gov
Web Address: www.cdc.gov/healthyswimming

The CDC Healthy Swimming website provides tips and fact sheets to help people reduce the chances of getting an illness from swimming in recreational waters such as lakes, rivers, swimming pools, and oceans. CDC's Healthy Swimming program also provides resources to raise awareness about recreational water illnesses (RWIs) and how to prevent them by practicing "Healthy Swimming" behaviors.


Related Information

References

Citations

  1. Consumer Product Safety Commission (2012). Prevent child in-home drowning deaths. CPSC Document No. 5013. Available online:

  2. National Safety Council (2009). Water safety. National Safety Council Fact Sheet. Available online: http://www.nsc.org/news_resources/resources/documents/water_safety.pdf.

  3. Committee on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention, American Academy of Pediatrics (2010). Policy statement: Prevention of drowning. Pediatrics, 126(1): 178–185.

Other Works Consulted

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2011). Water safety and young children. Available online:

  • Committee on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention, American Academy of Pediatrics (2010). Policy statement: Prevention of drowning. Pediatrics, 126(1): 178–185.

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