Swimming pool safety
05/31/2010 12:00 PM
11/18/2010 11:35 AM
Q. Our family bought a house with a pool, and we are worried about the drowning risk for our 2-year-old and 4-year-old sons. What are the guidelines about pool safety?
In the United States, drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional death in children ages 1 to 19. Last week, the American Academy of Pediatrics released updated recommendations on drowning prevention:
Find the full AAP report at www.aap.org ; learn more about state safety requirements for pools in the N.C. Residential Building Code.
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