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Categorizing mothers’ and fathers’ conceptualizations of children’s serious play‐related injuries: “You won’t grow a finger back.”


This study observed differences between rural and urban parents’ attitudes towards serious injury in both British Columbia and Quebec and differences between mothers and fathers.

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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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Avoiding a dystopian future for children’s play


Children’s play is increasingly controlled, costly and standardised. Risk aversion has resulted in attempts to eliminate all danger despite the limited health burden of play-related injuries and missing cost–benefit evidence. We provide recommendations for play providers, standard setters, inspectors and public health.

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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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