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Three Fun and Safe Travel Destinations for your High School Graduate...

Believe it or not, your first-born baby—you know, the one you labored with for 21 hours and who you cried over for an hour on the first day of preschool—is now an independent, funny, and successful high school senior. To celebrate this amazing rite-of-passage, your teen would love to go on a short vacation with some of his or her friends. You’ve talked with the other parents and everyone is okay with the idea, provided that they go someplace safe and that they check in via text on a regular basis. Fortunately, there are plenty of great places for teens to travel together that won’t turn you into a massive worry wart the entire time they are gone…well,...

Three Fun and Safe Travel Destinations for your High School Graduate
posted on: May 15, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

4 Important Products to Keep Kids Safe around Water...

After the long winter many parts of the country endured, spring is a wonderful and welcome reprieve. Before you know it, you’ll be hanging out at the pool with your kids, splashing and swimming in the cool water and having a blast. As a parent, you realize there are some inherent dangers involved with an afternoon at the pool. From keeping a sharp eye on the kids and protecting them from the sun’s harsh rays to keeping them safe from stinging insects, summertime swimming has its hazards. To keep everyone as safe as possible, take these basic safety items along to the pool. Every parent should carry these four basic items to the water: Pool Safety Ring Kids...

4 Important Products to Keep Kids Safe around Water
posted on: Apr 13, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

Backyard Swimming Pool Safety Checklist...

I want my family to enjoy the pool we installed in our back yard. But I also want it to be a safe area. So my husband and Ed and I have a list we made up a couple of years ago, for things we want to check on a regular basis. As we go through that list and scratch off items, we feel assured that we are providing a safe pool for our family. Are the fences in good repair? We installed a fence around our pool area, to keep it from being used when we’re not there. Parents.com described stories of toddlers who were unattended and feel into a pool and drowned, and it got our...

Backyard Swimming Pool Safety Checklist
posted on: Aug 7, 2013 | author: Staff writer

Drowning Prevention Safety Tips

Deaths caused by drowning usually occur in silence. You hear neither shouting for help nor a loud splashing sound. And it’s sad to think that, in many drowning tragedies, irresponsible behavior is present. A friend or a loved-one need not die in drowning, because it is preventable if necessary precautionary measures are taken. To prevent drowning, some prevention safety tips can be life saving: · Don’t allow young children to swim without a supervising adult. This is true whether your child is swimming in the swimming pool or on the beach. Take note, however, that the beach, unlike a swimming pool which has stagnant and calm waters, has water conditions, such as currents and tides posing danger to...

Drowning Prevention Safety Tips
posted on: Aug 7, 2013 | author: Staff writer

6 Pool Design Safety Tips

There are a lot of possibilities when designing a swimming pool. For parents with children, what will enhance the family experience of the pool? What will make their pool easy – and safe – for the whole family to use? Here are 6 tips for designing the pool that will make it a safer and more fun place to be: 1) A safe area. According to Pool Safety Resources, an important factor is to build in features that will keep a child from reaching the pool accidentally. They suggest keeping in mind the different areas around the pool, and use the pool fence to separate the “safe” area from the “poolside” area. When considering this division, think about...

posted on: Mar 10, 2013 | author: Staff writer

Is Bottled Water Really Purified?

The EWG tested one random batch each of 10 top-selling bottled water brands. The lab results detected 38 different pollutants. These included chlorine-related compounds (byproducts of disinfection); ordinary urban wastewater pollutants like caffeine and pharmaceuticals (acetaminophen); heavy metals and minerals like arsenic and radioactive isotopes; nitrate and ammonia (residues of fertilizer); and several other industrial chemicals. Each brand contained an average of eight contaminants. Within the same brand of bottled water, there was also wide variation in water quality. In chemical terms, therefore, the bottled water on store shelves could not be distinguished from tap water. Two brands — Sam’s Choice from Wal-Mart and Acadia from Giant Food supermarkets — attracted attention because they had higher levels of...

Is Bottled Water Really Purified?
posted on: Oct 31, 2012 | author: Staff writer

Is It Safe To Pee In The Pool … And Other Water Safety...

Each year, people in the United States make hundreds of millions of pool visits — and this summer is likely to be no different, with a brutal heat wave slamming much of the country. Forty-one percent of children ages seven to 17 and 17.4 percent of adults make at least six trips each year, according to the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention. But while swimming can certainly be a healthy pastime, allowing you to burn calories while staying cool outdoors, the number of recreational water illnesses (RWIs) has been on the rise over the past few years, according to the Water Quality And Health Council. And though we rightfully tend to worry about taking precautions against sunburn...

posted on: Jul 31, 2011 | author: Staff writer

Water safety rules help boaters have good time...

The unforgiving sun of the early afternoon glistened on the Ohio River Saturday as Indiana Conservation Officers Mike Kellner and Mike Lamar flagged down a young woman zooming across the water on a jet ski. Emily Kissinger of Evansville had done nothing wrong, but Kellner and Lamar, taking a look at her personal watercraft from their patrol boat some 50 yards away, weren’t convinced about the validity of her registration sticker. So they decided to make a friendly inquiry. After a short, cordial visit, Kissinger demonstrated she was, indeed, in possession of the proper paperwork. She then rejoined a friend and sped upriver toward Downtown Evansville....

posted on: Jul 5, 2011 | author: Staff writer

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