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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

7 Reasons Why Your House Can Be The Most Dangerous Place

If you think you are safe at home, you may be surprised to learn that your home can be the most dangerous place for you. Statistics show that more accidents occur in the home than anywhere else. Here are 7 reasons why.

7 dangers lurking in your home

  1. Dryers: About 6,000 homes every year have fires, and many are caused by either defective dryers or dryer vents that are full of lint.
  2. Lawn mowers: Lawn mowers cause 80,000 injuries a year, which is why you should always wear shoes and eye covering when mowing the grass.
  3. Step ladders and stools: Many back injuries, knee injuries and bone fractures occur in the home as a result of falling off a step ladder or stool. So, make sure your ladder is secure and you have something to balance yourself while on the ladder.
  4. Humidifiers: Humidifiers can actually make you sick if they are not properly cleaned. Why? Because they can build up mold and bacteria.
  5. Children's bed rails: Much has been published on the safety of children's cribs and bed rails. According to Kids Health, the proper distance between slats must be no more than 2-3/8 inches, and side rails should be fixed and not adjustable.
  6. Blenders: There were 9,000 injuries reported in 2014 from blenders. Never reach inside a blender, and keep the lid on to secure hot liquids.
  7. Toasters and toaster ovens: Thousands catch fire every year and cause injuries. All toasters and toaster ovens need to be cleaned regularly.

So, do you still think your home is the safest place to be? It can be, if precautions are taken, and appliances are maintained and used properly.

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