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Swimming pools in NSW: Do we know how dangerous they are? Volume 9 Issue 12

Geoffrey P Sayer, Chris Rissel, Garth Alperstein, Cait Lonie

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Geoffrey P Sayer

Chris Rissel

Garth Alperstein

Cait Lonie


This article reports on a postal survey of the 179 local government authorities (LGAs) in NSW to investigate the number of swimming pools under their ordinances and whether there is an association between the number of pools and serious immersions (drownings and hospitalised near-drownings) in those areas.