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Fountain Frolicking Can Be Fun, but Dangerous

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James says "efforts to establish standards for decorative fountains and amusement rides that have water associated with them ... they've gotten no where." Efforts to get kids to keep the water out of their mouths are just as much of an upstream battle.

"Ingestion is the key for prevention," James tells WebMD. "But if a kid gets water on their hands, they're going to stick their fingers in their mouth, and [then] you're done. So the bottom line is keep them out of the water ... by and large, if it's a decorative fountain, or a theme-ing kind of attraction, best bet is to stand there and look at it and just stay out of it."

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