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How to Prevent Sunburns from Scarring

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As we work our way through the summer and people flock to the lakes and beaches, sunburns become more and more common. While the serious risks that are commonly associated with sunburns, like skin cancer and melanoma, only happen after repeated exposure over a long period of time, individual sunburns…

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Summer Sun Heats Up Playgrounds

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Over the weekend, states from Oklahoma to Arizona to California saw record-breaking temperatures. For children on the playground, these temperatures can spell danger. Playground equipment can get much hotter than the outside temperature. Last summer, a 3-year-old in Utah suffered second-degree burns on her legs after going down a plastic…

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4th of July Firework Safety

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The spectacular firework shows we enjoy on the 4th of July are put on with a lot of planning and caution. Around the 4th, fireworks are available everywhere, even your local grocery store. These personal fireworks don’t require the planning, caution, or permits that professional fireworks require, but they can…

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Know Your Smoke Detector!

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According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there were 1,240,000 home fires in 2013 that resulted in 15,925 injuries, 3,240 deaths, and over $11.5 billion in property damage. The deadliest part of home fires is not the fires themselves, but the smoke. Smoke detectors are an easy solution that can keep…

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Is Your Mattress Flammable?

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We spend about 25% of our lives sleeping, but how safe are the mattresses that we sleep on? Most Americans do not realize how quickly their mattress can go up in flames. A five-year study from 2005-2009 by the National Fire Protection Association found that mattresses or bedding were the…

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Small Button Batteries Pose Big Dangers

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Button batteries, sometimes called coin or disc batteries, are the tiny round batteries often found in car keys, remotes, small flashlights, and kitchen scales. These tiny, candy-sized batteries cause devastating injuries when injected by children, often resulting in serious esophagus burns or even death. In recent years, the U.S. Consumer…

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Fire Extinguishers: Is Your Home Safe?

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There is one item that belongs in every home in America that is all to often overlooked. It’s not a piece of furniture, or a T.V. This essential item is the household fire extinguisher. For many municipalities across the country, it is actually necessary to have a fire extinguisher in…

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Stay Warm This Winter…And Safe

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With winter coming up, plenty of families will be looking for cost efficient ways to stay warm during the colder months. Common practices include turning up the heat in a central heating system, lighting a fire in the fireplace, turning on radiators in older buildings, or using portable space heaters…

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