You survived the holiday season! Hopefully it was full of family, fun, and festivities. But, the holiday season can also be filled with a lot of drama and dramatic injuries, and not everyone gets through it unscathed.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission released a report last week that contained important safety items for people to bear in mind regarding swimming pools and spas. Young children, particularly those between the ages of 1 and 4, are more likely to die of drowning than any other form of unintentional death. Drowning statistics are even more disturbing for African-American and Hispanic children, according to CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum. The report serves as a good safety reminder to those whose children will be exposed to pools, spas, or open water during the warm summer months. Drowning is an ever present danger for children. You must take steps to protect your children before allowing them access to these dangers.
A deadly outbreak of Legionnaire's disease has been traced to contamination at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in downtown Chicago. So far, there have been eight reported cases of the disease. Two of the victims have died.