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Four-Sided Fences Decrease Pool Drownings by 83 Percent! And Other Important Statistics

By the numbers/ 218,851 Injured Kids:  Between 2001 and 2008, an average of 218,851 preschool and elementary-aged children were treated at emergency rooms for playground equipment injuries. Source: Injury Research, National Program for Playground Safety   Four-sided Fence:  Four-sided fencing around pools decreases the risk of childhood drowning by 83 percent, as opposed to a three-sided fence with the fourth side formed by the home. Source: Unintentional Drowning: Fact Sheet, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   Every Two Minutes:  Every two minutes, a child is treated in an emergency department for an unintentional cycle-related injury. Source: Bicycle, Skate and Skateboard Safety Fact Sheet, Safe Kids USA

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