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Have A Safe Summer!
Be Aware of Pool, Spa Dangers Here are other important things to know about pool and spa safety: Protect Your Child’s Skin Play It Safe For more information about summer safety, visit www.choc.org. CHOC Community Fireworks & Safety
Drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death in children ages 1 to 14. Nothing replaces constant supervision. However, layers of protection like fences, door and window alarms, and pool covers will buy you precious seconds if you are momentarily distracted.
Deadly skin cancers are being diagnosed at increasingly younger ages. Researchers have linked this alarming trend to childhood sun exposure. Protective steps you take now will pay off in the years to come:
Your local playground is a great place to get exercise. First, take a moment to make sure it is safe:
Education offers “Three Tragic Seconds,” a pool safety class for parents and caregivers. To schedule a presentation, please call CHOC Community Education at (714) 532-8887.
Improper use of fireworks can be dangerous, even deadly. If fireworks are part of your family’s Fourth of July tradition, please remember to supervise your children carefully and to have water handy, such as a hose or a bucket of water. For a safer alternative, consider taking your family to a professional fireworks show.
Be Aware of Pool, Spa Dangers
Here are other important things to know about pool and spa safety:
Protect Your Child’s Skin
Play It Safe
For more information about summer safety, visit www.choc.org. CHOC Community
Fireworks & Safety