Some of the major issues to be concerned about in the home are:

  • Burns
  • Hot Water Safety
  • Air Pollution /Air Purification Systems
  • Carbon Monoxide

The Most Painful Burn is the One You Could Have Prevented!

Among the hidden hazards in your home flammable liquids like gasoline and paint thinner are especially harmful. Protecting your loved ones from flammable liquids should come down to common sense.

Gasoline is a Motor Fuel – that is the only thing that gasoline is for: to power a motor. It is not a solvent, not a cleaning fluid, and should never be used that way. Gasoline is a highly flammable liquid.

Dangerous flammable vapors are released in your home or garage every time there is a spill, or when the container of gasoline or other flammable liquid is not properly sealed.

The silent, invisible vapors can travel, and if these vapors reach a source of ignition, like a faulty electrical outlet, the spark from a running motor, or the pilot light of a home appliance, the vapors can ignite…and blow you clean out of the house.

Gasoline should ALWAYS be tightly sealed in an approved container with the vent closed, and kept out of the house and out of the reach of children. Make sure to seal BOTH the spout on the container and the vent.

Keep gasoline away from ignition sources, in a detached garage or shed.

Hot Water Safety

More than 4,000 children are scalded by tap water every year!

Scald burns are most common among young children. And yet, these accidents are so easy to prevent if you follow these simple steps:

  1. Before putting your child in the bath tub, test the water by moving your hand around in the water to make sure it’s not too hot.
  2. Never leave your child alone, not even for a second. If you need to answer the phone or doorbell, take your child with you.
  3. Make sure your water heater is set no higher than 120 degrees. Use a cooking thermometer to check the water temperature in your bath tub. If it’s hotter than 120 degrees, turn down your water heater.

Remember, tap water scald burns can be as serious as burns from hot liquid spills from a stovetop. And tap water burns usually cover a larger area of the body. So – protect your loved ones. Use common sense when dealing with scalding hot water.

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