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2009-05-20 13:49:00

Nationwide survey finds that one in four know someone who drowned WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately half of adults surveyed on water safety say they've had an experience where they nearly drowned in their lifetime, and one in four know someone who has drowned, according to an American Red Cross survey. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The survey of more than 1,000 adults, taken in advance of the summer vacation season, also...

2009-03-10 16:44:42

Staff at a popular outdoor pool in London said they have been told that the pool will be closed if weather conditions become too wet. Workers at the London Fields Lido pool said they have been told by the local Hackney council that the pool could be closed under health and safety regulations if rainfall becomes too heavy, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday. Hackney council confirmed in a statement that it has adopted measures to close the pool during rainfall, but noted the action would only be...

2009-02-26 22:41:44

Interventions in the workplace may be effective for reducing sun exposure and improving sun protective behaviors of outdoor workers, U.S. researchers suggest. Dawn M. Hall and colleagues at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta studied data collected from the Pool Cool skin cancer prevention program to analyze the associations among the pool environment, social norms and outdoor lifeguards' and aquatic instructors' sun protection habits and sunburns in 2001 and...

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2009-02-17 08:24:32

The social environment at swimming pools appears to be related to sun safety behaviors of outdoor pool staff, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Skin cancer accounts for almost half of all cancers diagnosed in the United States, and there is both direct and indirect evidence that sun exposure can cause skin cancer," according to background information in the article. Outdoor lifeguards and aquatic instructors are...

2009-02-05 12:34:51

Indoor water parks require special attention to reduce and prevent work-related risk of eye and respiratory irritation, U.S. health officials say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report said the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health investigated reports of eye and respiratory irritation among lifeguards at an indoor hotel water park. Investigators used a multipronged approach which included environmental sampling,...

2008-12-12 08:12:00

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Most of the 300,000 public pools and spas in the U.S. are required to close on December 19, 2008 according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) if they do not comply with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (the Act). The Act was named honoring Miss Baker, granddaughter of James Baker III, former U.S. Secretary of State, who died in 2002 when entrapped on a drain in a private in-ground spa. "Even though we...

2008-09-28 12:00:21

By JIM WASHINGTON By Jim Washington The Virginian-Pilot They were swimming with their kids or with friends, on vacation or out for a day at the beach. From a 5-year-old Portsmouth girl playing in the Ocean View surf to a 71-year-old Richmond man who went out for a dip at the Oceanfront and was found dead days later, 33 people have drowned accidentally off Norfolk and Virginia Beach in the past 10 years. That's according to reports compiled by The Virginian-Pilot, based on data from...

2008-09-16 21:00:16

PHOTOS: Sunk boat is raised, towed Divers with the Ventura company Channel Watch Marine, also known as Vessel Assist, helped tow the 43-foot Golden Seagull to King Harbor Marine Center on Monday after raising the boat from 50 feet of water off Redondo Beach. Seven people had to be transferred to other vessels Sunday when the boat started taking on water at about 12:35p.m. near Point Vicente, said Stephanie Young, public affairs officer for the Coast Guard. No injuries were reported....

2008-09-10 03:00:11

By Kelly Puente LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Fire Department has sent a swift water rescue team of seven firefighters and seven lifeguards to Baton Rouge, one of the Louisiana cities hardest hit by Hurricane Gustav. The team, which is specially equipped and trained for swift water rescues and searches, was deployed to the Louisiana capital on Sept. 1, by the California Office of Emergency Services. The team could be deployed next to Lafayette, in anticipation of more bad weather,...

2008-09-04 18:00:05

PHOENIX, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- From the moment we are born, we begin to age. What if you had the resources to slow the aging process? What if you had the ability to potentially stave off major diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, arthritis and diabetes? LifeGuard, affiliated with the Arizona Heart Institute, offers a unique Personalized Healthcare Program that provides these resources to individuals looking to enhance their wellness and longevity. By searching for the cause of...