With all the hustle and bustle surrounding this most culinary-focused holiday, accidents do happen. So what poses the greatest threat to all those celebrating with friends and family – car accidents? Kitchen fires? Inebriated guests? Nope, the top threat to your well-being next Thursday is germs.
Trick and treating is a great favorite when it comes to holiday traditions, but children are more than twice as likely to be victims of a fatal car accident on Halloween than on any other day of the year. To guard against a Halloween nightmare, follow some simple precautions:
In the past few weeks, Australia has experienced over a hundred reports of needles found in strawberries. The reports came from consumers who had purchased the produce from grocers. This past week in New Zealand, the same tampering was discovered. In response, New Zealand and Australia have both pulled Australian strawberries. And Australian Woolworth stores have pulled sewing needles to help curtail the threat.
School is back in session for most Colorado students, and many are travelling to class when commuters are also heading to work. Be extra cautious while youngsters become accustomed to routes and you learn their routine.
The extreme fire danger currently experienced in Colorado has prompted the U.S. Forest Service to close one of the most popular tourist destinations. The San Juan National Forest is closed, the first full closure of a national forest since 2002. As early as March of this year, the fire season outlook was concerning due to the low snow pack in Colorado mountains. Fire restrictions are currently in place in over one-third of the state. Homeowners are on high-alert for the possible outbreak of a catastrophic fire.
The Governors Highway Safety Association has released a 2017 Preliminary Data analysis of pedestrian fatalities which identifies national trends. The most disturbing trend is the 27% increase in pedestrian fatalities from 2007 to 2016.
With summer quickly approaching, the summer camp season is just underway. When picking a summer camp or program for your child consider what makes for a good match. Just like every child, every camp has its own personality. The child’s interest, medical needs, allergies, dietary restrictions, family monetary concerns, co-ed or single sex, length of stay and distance from home are all some of the factors to be considered in determining the proper placement. In addition to traditional camps, there are camps that specialize in individual sports,...
Illnesses from mosquito, tick or flea bites have tripled in the period from 2004 until 2016 reports the Center for Disease Control, CDC. Climate change resulting in higher average temperatures in many northern areas of the continental United States has expanded the range of mosquitos, fleas and ticks. And increasing urbanization provides more contact between the pests.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, the leading causes of grill fires are dirty grills, placing the grill too close to a structure and unattended grills. Most fires begin in a porch, patio or balcony.
Falling furniture, electronics, and appliances caused at least 363 fatalities in the United States from 2000 through 2012. And more than 4 out of every 5 fatally injured is a child younger than 8 years old. Overall, about 38,000 emergency room visits each year result from instable furniture or electronics.