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Dangerous views require scientific evidence
  1. Ivan Barry Pless
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ivan Barry Pless, 434 Lansdowne, Westmount, Quebec, Canada H3Y2V2; barry.pless{at}

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To the Editor,

The paper “Can child injury prevention include healthy risk promotion?”1 asserts that risky play is needed to ensure ‘healthy child development’ and to avoid causing ‘serious harm’. The authors need to support these claims with scientific evidence from objective studies. Such evidence is far superior to knowledge provided by ‘pluralism’ or ‘multiple perspectives’. The debate about ‘practitioners’ wisdom being …

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