The Surprising Hazards of Staying Inside


From car accidents to falls on icy sidewalks, a variety of hazards seem poised to strike the moment you leave your home. In reality, however, the indoors can be just as risky. Often, the greatest problems of staying inside aren’t evident until it’s too late. Time spent inside can increase the potential for suffering the following issues: Tripping and Falling Uneven flooring, unorganized cords, and a variety of other indoor issues can increase your likelihood of tripping. Falling is also common in homes with steep staircases. Unexpected falls are responsible for many serious injuries, including broken bones, sprains, and concussions….

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Strong, Small Magnets Are an Ingestion Risk for Children


Most parents know the dangers of children accidentally swallowing small parts that could break off toys or other objects—parts this size create a choking hazard. However, small magnets pose an additional danger of causing severe internal damage if the magnets affect each other once swallowed. Children’s toy makers generally exclude small magnets and small parts to avoid this danger, but they both can be included in accessories marketed towards adults. Tiny Magnetic Decorations Rare-earth magnets are powerful, tiny magnets often sold as stress relievers or as a customizable desk decoration. Many manufacturers include warnings on the packaging to keep away…

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