Portable Pools Increase Drowning Risk

Just in time for the hot summer months, a new study warns parents that portable pools are not without their risks. The report, published in the journal Pediatrics, evaluated the number of fatal and nonfatal submersions by children under 12 years old in portable pools. Using data from the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission for the years 2001 and 2009, the researchers found that 209 children drowned in portable pools during that time. Thirty-five children had accidents, but...Full Story
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