What's more dangerous: Showers or baths?

showers or baths?According to National Electronic Injury Surveillance System data, bathtubs are far more dangerous than showers, both in terms of the frequency and severity of accidents. Fatalities, mostly among children, average more than one per week due to scalding water, and about two per week due to drowning.  The elderly don’t have a disproportionately large number of bathtub or shower accidents, although their injuries do tend to be more severe.  Some authorities conjecture that old persons bathe less frequently than others due to fear of injury, but others consider this assertion to be just another example of discrimination against old-timers.

 



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