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The National Safety Council estimates that EVERY day approximately 245 people die of unintentional injuries in homes and communities. In 2009, there were an estimated 90,300 home and community-related unintentional injury deaths, accounting for 70% of all unintentional injury deaths that year! An additional 30.5 million people suffered nonfatal injuries, which correlates to about one out of every 10 people! These injuries involved drowning, burns, fire, falls, choking, sports, poisoning, unintentional overdoses, just to name a few. An initial home safety search on the Internet highlights child safety, but digging further, it is just as important for all ages, especially the elderly. Below are a few tidbits that should get you thinking, along with some links to some home safety sites.
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