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NFPA warns of electrical hazards in pools, hot tubs

 

Last updated 6/8/2018 at 7:31pm



QUINCY, Mass. – Summer is here and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is reminding people about the potential electrical hazards in swimming pools, hot tubs and spas, on board boats and in the waters surrounding boats, marinas and launch ramps.

Electric shock drowning (ESD) happens when faulty wiring sends an electrical current into the water. The current then passes through the body and causes paralysis. When this happens, a person can no longer swim and ultimately drowns.

“Most people, including boat and pool owners and swimmers, are not aware of the risks of electric sh...



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