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A child every 9 hours and the Cost of Injury in Canada is $27 billion/yr

Parachute has launched The Cost of Injury in Canada Report that shows the financial costs of preventable injuries are rising, while the human costs are catastrophic. Using the lastest data available (2010), the Report shows $27 billion is lost to the economy, surpassing heart and stroke disease costs. Injury is the number one killer of Canadians aged 1-44, with 43 people dying every day. The loss of life is equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every ten days, with no survivors.

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