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Association between neighbourhood socioeconomic features and residential fire incidence, related casualties and children: a cross-sectional population-based study in 4 Canadian provinces

A child’s risk of death or injury in a residential fire was greatly reduced in neighbourhoods with larger than average households.

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The Influence of Electrical Fires in Residential Homes: Geospatial Analysis Pointing to Vulnerable Locations and Equipment Failures

The purpose of this study is to aid inspectors by determining whether certain jurisdiction types, living spaces in the home (in particular basements), or equipment in the home carry increased risks for electrical fires and should be inspected with higher priority.

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An educational video to promote multi-factorial approaches for fall and injury prevention in long-term care facilities

This article describes the development of two unique educational videos to promote fall injury prevention in long-term care (LTC) settings.

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Too Hot for Tots! Evaluation of a Paediatric Burns Prevention Resource

The aim of this study is to evaluate Too Hot for Tots! in its ability to change knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) around the perception of burn risk, and to highlight burn prevention efforts that can be taken by parents and caregivers of children less than 5 years of age.

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Injuries Associated With Cribs, Playpens, and Bassinets Among Young Children in the US, 1990-2008

This study further cites that the cribs and playpens “represents an unacceptable level of danger, highlighting the need for continued improvements in product design, especially to prevent falls from cribs.”

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