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Accession Number PB2012-114291
Title Annegamento e Pericoli della Balneazione. (Drownings and Risks of Bathing.)
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 88p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Drowning strike about 400 people per year in Italy. Data show a strong decrease in mortality since the early 70s, however, it seems to have reached a threshold in the last 10 years. It therefore appears that what has yielded important results in drowning prevention (greater awareness of risks, ability to swim, change of habits, education in schools, role of the media, lifeguard service, etc.) is no longer able to produce further improvements. Because these events are mainly concentrated in the three summer months, the actual impact of the phenomenon is much higher than what revealed by the total number of drowning. It is therefore necessary to find new tools and make even more effective those already known. Many accidents occur in waters with specific characteristics and conditions with high risk to bathers. Scientific data and information in this document can help the policy makers to make all the effective actions to contain the phenomenon.
Keywords Accident prevention
Drowning
Education
Italy
Public health
Recreation
Risk
Swimming

 
Source Agency Italian Superior Institute of Health Rome
NTIS Subject Category 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
91L - Recreation
Corporate Author Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Roma (Italy).
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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