Op-ed piece on swimming pools vs. guns as the most dangerous weapon

What determines how much we fear something? Is it based on the actual risks posed? Or do our emotions lead us to fear the wrong things and weigh risks differently than we should?

Interesting piece comparing the relative risks of swimming pools and guns and how much we fear each.

http://scienceblogs.com/deltoid/2001/07/27/levittpoolsvsguns/

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