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A New Report Highlights the Top Five Ways that American Children Are Dying Accidentally


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MORE THAN TWO-THOUSAND CHILDREN--AGES FOUR AND YOUNGER--ARE KILLED ACCIDENTALLY--EACH YEAR--ACCORDING TO A NEWLY RELEASED ANALYSIS FROM THE "NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL".  THE FIVE LEADING-CAUSES ARE: SUFFOCATION, MOTOR-VEHICLE CRASHES, DROWNING, FIRES, AND CHOKING.  PREVENTABLE, ACCIDENTAL INJURIES ARE THE THIRD-LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN U-S HISTORY--AND DEATHS AMONG YOUNG CHILDREN ARE ONE REASON WHY.  THE COUNCIL'S KELLY NANTEL ["NAN-TELL"] EXPLAINS...

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BECAUSE OF THIS ALARMING, UPWARD TREND IN PREVENTABLE DEATHS, WE'RE PLACING A SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON BOTH YOUNG-CHILD SAFETY AND PARENT-EDUCATION, DURING JUNE--WHICH IS 'NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH'.  PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN IS A DOWN-PAYMENT ON OUR FUTURE.  AND, IN ORDER TO END PREVENTABLE DEATHS, OUR WORK MUST BEGIN AT BIRTH.  DURING 'NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH', I HOPE [THAT] ALL PARENTS WILL CONSIDER OUR DATA, AND TAKE SIMPLE STEPS TO ENSURE [THAT] 'NO-ONE GETS HURT'--ESPECIALLY OUR MOST-PRECIOUS CITIZENS."

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TO LEARN MORE AND RECEIVE FREE RESOURCES, VISIT "N-S-C"-DOT-ORG-SLASH-"TOP-RISKS-FOR-KIDS".



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