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Date:5/24/2010

ed 47 deaths of children related these pools from 2004-2006.

"Because some of these pools have soft sides, it is very easy for a child to lean over and fall headfirst into the water," Weiss said. "These pools pose a constant danger."

Weiss pointed out that while many parents are vigilant while watching their children around swimming pools, a moment of inattention on the part of distracted adults can lead to trouble. "It's not a lack of supervision, it's a lapse of supervision," he warned.

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For more about swimming safety, visit the Nemours Foundation's KidsHealth Web site.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: American Academy of Pediatrics, news release, May 24, 2010


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