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Next week (Nov. 5-12) is National Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Awareness Week, an important time to remind all Americans about the dangers of carbon monoxide.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is also known as the “silent killer” because it is odorless, tasteless and invisible. But it is quite lethal—and children, infants, pregnant moms and senior citizens are especially vulnerable.
November is a good time for extra awareness because CO deaths are more common when it gets cold and when natural disasters hit—whether it’s a significant snowstorm or a hurricane like Harvey, Irma or Maria.
How to Store Medicine Safely
- Keep medicine up and away, out of children’s reach and sight even medicine you take every day.
As a kid growing up in Massachusetts, I remember a lot of cold winters and snowy days. But this is one of the coldest winters I can remember in my adult life. Many parts of the country are enduring record cold winters, and according to our furry groundhog friend, it’s not over yet.
Safe Kids is committed to keeping you informed about recalls of products that can put kids at risk. This recall report includes Toys ‘R’ Us pacifiers and Sahn bike helmets. The Safe Kids’ recall center is a unique place where parents and caregivers can go to stay up-to-date on recalls of all child-related products.
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Do you know what you can’t feel, taste, hear or smell but can still be deadly in your home? The answer is carbon monoxide (CO). CO can put our kids, pregnant moms and senior citizens at particular risk.
There’s an easy way to protect your family from the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, also known as the “silent killer.” It’s a carbon monoxide detector. You can purchase one to install in your home or apartment for a very reasonable cost (under $50), a CO detector can even be combined with a smoke alarm.
In elementary school, there were few things I dreaded more than running.
Let me put it this way: One year, our French class of four kids (everyone else chose to take Spanish) was required by our teacher to get up in front of the entire school and sing “Aux Champs Elysees.” That song haunts me to this day, and I still would take that over the mile run in school.
I was a skinny, normal-to-tall height kid with fairly long legs. I can imagine that a stranger would have assumed I was athletic. I was not.
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With people still talking about the Nationwide Super Bowl ad that brought dramatic attention to the number one killer of kids, preventable injuries, we’re releasing new research that reveals the scope of the problem in a place most parents assume is safe: the home. Every day, six children die from an injury in the home, and 10,000 go to the emergency department for the kinds of injuries that commonly happen in homes.