Michael Goldschmidt, National Director – Healthy Homes Partnership, State Housing and Environmental Design Specialist, University of Missouri Extension
Did you know that your chances of getting hurt at home are much higher than they are at work or school? The leading causes of death in the home are falls, drowning, fires, poisoning, suffocation, choking and guns. Each year, thousands of Americans are injured at home. Many of them are seriously injured, and some are disabled. Injuries are the leading cause of death for individuals between the ages of 1 and 44, and are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control.
The good news is that there are simple steps you can take to protect yourself and your family.
For the list of suggestions to make your home safer, see the full version of this article at http://missourifamilies.org/