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60秒科学：Drownings Kill 140,000 Kids Annually
60秒科学节目（SSS）是科学美国人网站的一套广播栏目，英文名称：Scientific American – 60 Second Science,节目内容以科学报道为主，节目仅一分钟的时间，主要对当今的科学技术新发展作以简明、通俗的介绍，对于科学的发展如何影响人们的生活环境、健康状况及科学技术，提供了大量简明易懂的阐释。
On average, every hour of every day more than 40 people drown around the world. That’s 372,000 fatalities annually. Drownings are one of the top 10 killers of kids and young adults, with the highest rate of drowning deaths among children under five years of age.
So finds the World Health Organization’s first global report on drowning, which they call a “neglected public health issue.”
The just–published analysis represents the first global snapshot of a problem which especially hits low- and middle-income nations. Drownings have become more rare in the U.S. in recent years, but the latest figures from the CDC indicate that even in the states some 3,800 people die by unintentional drowning each year.
The WHO analysis finds that globally males are twice as likely to die by drowning compared to females. Likely reasons include riskier behavior like swimming alone or drinking alcohol before engaging in water activities.
The report notes that local communities can take steps to help avert drowning deaths. WHO recommends installing barriers around water and teaching swimming, proper water safety and rescue techniques. At a national level, improved boating regulations, water safety policies and flood risk management would also help more people make it home safely.
—Dina Fine Maron