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05 Jun
Summer Water Fun Can Bring Drowning Risks: Stay Safe

Summer Water Fun Can Bring Drowning Risks: Stay Safe

As you seek to cool down in a pool or at the beach this summer, always keep water safety for yourself and others in mind, an expert urges.

"With children, I always recommend starting swim lessons at an early age and having parents put on floaties or life vests on their c...

29 May
Boaters and Drivers, Stay Alcohol-Free This Memorial Day Weekend

Boaters and Drivers, Stay Alcohol-Free This Memorial Day Weekend

It's the first holiday since the pandemic began where Americans can mingle without masks if they are fully vaccinated, so celebrations are in order. But folks still need to avoid alcohol if they're driving or boating over the Memorial Day weekend.

"This Memorial Day week...

15 May
Is Your Family 'CO Safe' When Big Storms Hit?

Is Your Family 'CO Safe' When Big Storms Hit?

If you live in the path of hurricanes , the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging you to be prepared.

Deaths from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, fires and electric shock are common during severe weather events, according to the CPSC.

Hurricane s...

30 Apr
During Droughts, Many Poor Americans Will Lack Clean Tap Water: Study

During Droughts, Many Poor Americans Will Lack Clean Tap Water: Study

Poor and minority Americans are most likely to lose access to clean tap water as droughts become more common and severe, a new paper says.

Water service in the United States is delivered by tens of thousands of community systems, most of which are small and funded lo...

19 Feb
What's Source of 'Stinging Water'? Jellyfish Release Toxic Mucus

What's Source of 'Stinging Water'? Jellyfish Release Toxic Mucus

The mystery of "stinging water" has been solved, scientists say.

Stinging water is the seawater near and around upside-down jellyfish (Cassiopea) -- and swimmers can get stinging, itchy skin while submerged in it, even if they have no direct contact with the c...

13 Jan
Climate Change May Translate Into More Fatal Injuries

Climate Change May Translate Into More Fatal Injuries

If climate change continues unabated, the United States should prepare for an increase in deaths from injuries, a new study claims.

Looking at data on injury deaths and temperature over 38 years, researchers found a correlation between unusually high temperatures and...

07 Jan
Would Tighter Swimming Rules at Public Beaches, Lakes and Rivers Save Lives?

Would Tighter Swimming Rules at Public Beaches, Lakes and Rivers Save Lives?

Drowning death rates at public beaches, lakes and rivers are three to four times lower in states with tighter rules for swimming in such locations, a new U.S. study finds.

Researchers analyzed U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data to focus on the 20 st...

13 Sep
Stricter Arsenic Standard Made Public Drinking Water Safer: Study

Stricter Arsenic Standard Made Public Drinking Water Safer: Study

Stricter U.S. government standards for drinking water have reduced arsenic violations by public water systems, proving such safety regulations work, researchers say.

Public water systems provide more than 80% of the nation's drinking water.

The new stan...

03 Sep
As Hurricane Dorian Nears Florida, Experts Urge Safety

As Hurricane Dorian Nears Florida, Experts Urge Safety

With category 3 Hurricane Dorian ravaging the Bahamas as it lumbers toward the east coast of Florida,the National Safety Council offered anyone in its path steps to stay safe.

First, the council urges residents to monitor Dorian's progress and heed government warnin...

23 Aug
Climate Change Hiking Danger of Flesh-Eating Bacteria Infections

Climate Change Hiking Danger of Flesh-Eating Bacteria Infections

It's a horrible fate: You take a cool dip in the ocean and become infected with flesh-eating bacteria.

Climate change is making this terrifying scenario more common in the northern part of the United States, one infectious disease expert says.

These infect...

19 Aug
Could Fluoride Be Bad for Your Baby During Pregnancy?

Could Fluoride Be Bad for Your Baby During Pregnancy?

Fluoride exposure from drinking water during pregnancy could be making children less intelligent, a new Canadian study argues.

Expectant moms with higher levels of fluoride in their urine tended to have kids with lower average IQs, based on a study of 601 mother-chil...

16 Aug
Toxic Pond Algae Is Killing Dogs -- How to Protect Your Pooch

Toxic Pond Algae Is Killing Dogs -- How to Protect Your Pooch

Your dog bounds heedlessly into a local lake or pond, playfully splashing in the water.

But within minutes, your canine companion is staggering, drooling or suffering seizures. Left untreated, the dog will likely die.

This fate has befallen a handful of poo...

18 Jun
Another Climate Change Threat: More 'Flesh-Eating' Bacteria?

Another Climate Change Threat: More 'Flesh-Eating' Bacteria?

A flesh-eating bacteria has migrated into the Delaware Bay between Delaware and New Jersey, drawn north by the warmer waters of climate change, doctors say.

Five cases of infection with Vibrio vulnificus occurred in 2017 and 2018 along the Delaware Bay, compar...

17 Jun
AHA News: This Couple Did Everything Right, Then Their 3-Year-Old Drowned

AHA News: This Couple Did Everything Right, Then Their 3-Year-Old Drowned

Nicole and Jonathan Hughes, a teacher and a physician with three young children, were acutely aware of the dangers of swimming pools and lakes. From fenced-off pools to life jackets to constant supervision, they did everything right.

Tragedy struck anyway.

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06 Jun
Antibiotics Pollute Rivers Worldwide: Study

Antibiotics Pollute Rivers Worldwide: Study

Levels of antibiotics in some of the world's rivers are hundreds of times higher than what's considered safe, British researchers report.

For the new study, investigators checked rivers in 72 countries on six continents for 14 widely used antibiotics and found them a...

16 May
Pool Chemicals Harm Thousands Every Summer

Pool Chemicals Harm Thousands Every Summer

Swimming pools are one of the great joys of summer, but U.S. health officials warn that the chemicals that keep the water pristine can land you in the ER.

Between 2008 and 2017, there were more than 4,500 pool chemical-related injuries reported each year, a new repor...

15 Mar
How to Protect Your Kids From Drowning

How to Protect Your Kids From Drowning

Drowning can be swift and silent, making it a leading cause of accidental death among children.

To help parents protect their kids in and around the water, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its water safety recommendations.

Drowning is th...

04 Mar
The Deadliest Plastic for Seabirds? Balloons

The Deadliest Plastic for Seabirds? Balloons

No plastic is good for seabirds, but new Australian research finds that balloon bits pose the most deadly threat to marine life.

"Balloons, or balloon fragments, were the marine debris most likely to cause mortality, and they killed almost one in five of the seabirds...

01 Mar
Major Flooding Can Bring Skin Infection Dangers

Major Flooding Can Bring Skin Infection Dangers

Flooding from hurricanes and other natural disasters increases the risk of skin infections among victims and relief workers, a skin expert warns.

"In 2017, we experienced almost as many flooding events as we did throughout the previous 10 years," said Dr. Justin Band...

16 Jan
Climate Change Already Hurting Human Health, Review Shows

Climate Change Already Hurting Human Health, Review Shows

Climate change is already having clear effects on human health, according to a new review that describes the situation as a "health emergency."

"Climate change is causing injuries, illnesses and deaths now from heat waves, infectious diseases, food and water insecuri...

11 Jan
Here's How the Government Shutdown Could Affect Your Health

Here's How the Government Shutdown Could Affect Your Health

Tainted food, trash-filled parklands and even hungry kids: Public health could be increasingly at risk as the U.S. government shutdown drags into its 21st day, experts say.

Crucial inspections intended to protect Americans have either been curtailed or are not being...

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