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

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    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