Kids are going to fall, crash, slip and tumble. It’s all part of being a kid. But there are little things we can all do to ensure that kids avoid more serious injuries.
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How to Make your House Safe for Kids
- Safety Tips
– Guard against Scalding
– Watch out for Windows
– Foil Other Falls
– Renovate Carefully
– Test for Radon
– Be Prepared for Fire
– Monitor Carbon Monoxide
– Ban Bugs Safely
– Avoid Allergens and Irritants
– Lock Up Poisonous Products
Facts about Healthy Homes
Follow these simple steps to make your home healthier.
- Keep It Dry – Moisture in homes can lead to mold and pests, which contribute to asthma, coughing, throat irritation, and nasal stuffiness.
- Keep It Clean – Reduces exposure to allergens, lead, pest infestations and pesticides.
- Keep It Pest-Free – Research shows that exposure to pests cause asthma episodes in children.
- Keep It Ventilated –Reduces hazards of moisture, allergens, mold, carbon monoxide, tobacco smoke, and volatile organic compounds.
- Keep It Safe – Common injuries in homes are falls, poisoning, burning, chocking and drowning.
- Keep It Contaminant-Free –Americans spend the majority of their time indoors, especially in winter. Limit chemicals, like pesticides and volatile organic compounds in the home.
- Keep It Maintained – Poor maintenance poses risks for moisture, pests, lead and safety hazards