What’s the No. 2 Cause of Accidental Death in Children?
June 19, 2013http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/06/19/children-death-causes.aspx?e_cid=20130619_PRNL_art_2&utm_source=prmrnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art2&utm_campaign=20130619
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- Drowning is the second-leading cause of accidental death (second only to motor vehicle accidents) for kids aged 1-14
- A drowning person will not call out for help or wave their arms; a person who is drowning will be quiet and can slip under water in 20-60 seconds, often in close proximity to others who are unaware the person is in distress
- It’s possible to suffocate from delayed drowning up to 24 hours after leaving the water, if even a small amount of water is inhaled into your lungs. Dry drowning, on the other hand, occurs when no water enters the lungs, but rather a sudden rush of water into the throat (such as might occur from jumping into a pool with your mouth open) causes the airway to shut, causing suffocation.
- Formal swimming lessons have been shown to cut the risk of drowning among small children by up to 88 percent