October 17, 2003


When I picked up this tidbit from the headline, I didn't get what I expected.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) unveiled plans on Thursday to cut the number of deaths from bathing accidents every year — nearly half a million in total — and those caused by infection from polluted waters.
Bathing accidents. You know, when the soap becomes lodged under your arm, and you must be immediately rushed to the ER.

But this is MSNBC. That's all I get unless I take the bait an scroll down. Which I do.

    OFFICIALS OF the United Nations agency said poorer countries would be able to boost their tourist trade by adopting the preventative measures laid out in its new 220-page guidelines for governments and local authorities.

    “Deaths from accidents and drowning, and often long-term illness resulting from pollution in rivers and coastal waters, are a big challenge to public health administration on all continents,” WHO water and sanitation expert Jamie Bartram said.
Ah, that kind of bathing. So these tips are not so helpful to parents who are too stupid to properly bathe their children. Pity, that'd have made for a better topic.


Posted by hln at October 17, 2003 05:28 AM | General News | TrackBack

Do not bathe in the Ganges. Or is it the Brahmaputra? Either way, don't do it.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 18, 2003 06:45 AM