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Summer and Water Safety

 Water Safety

Most kids like to play in water, but water can be dangerous. In fact, drowning is the most common cause of accidental death for kids ages 1 to 4. For every drowning, there are two more kids who need emergency care, and another two who are hospitalized for nonfatal drowning injuries (injuries resulting from being under water too long). It only takes a small amount of water for young children to drown.

Use the tips in a booklet from Safe Kids Worldwide to help keep your children safe in and around water. Remember to Lock, Look, and Learn when it comes to your children and water! Talk to your children about water safety so they know the rules.

More safety tips for water and sun

Safety Center:

503 418-5666
safety@ohsu.edu

Location:

Doernbecher Children's Hospital Lobby
700 SW Campus Drive Portland, OR 97239

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