Are Your Candles Poisoning You?

Whether you enjoy the ambience, are dipping your toes in aromatherapy, or just want to cover up bad odors in your home, you need to know that paraffin candles are not the way to go. Paraffin produces toxic chemicals when burned, even if you are using unscented candles. Some wicks contain lead. Artificial and synthetic […]

Sexy Swimsuits Shun Safety

Heightened awareness of the risks of UV exposure and skin cancer, not to mention premature aging, have been successful in sending many of us running for the sunscreen aisle, seeking out better, more effective sun protection products, and opting spray tans instead of the real thing. But sexy swimsuits are still the hallmark for fun […]

Space Heater Fires

Space heaters are deceptively dangerous products – so much so that the National Fire Protection Association estimates that about a third of house fires in the United States each year are caused by portable space heaters. Space heater fires commonly result in death or serious injury because they are particularly likely to occur late at […]

Complications from Burn Injuries

By Victoria Ipri – Staff Writer More than one million burn injuries are treated each year in the United States. Many of the victims are children. Sometimes, these injuries lead to disfigurement or death, not to mention the overwhelming expenses related to medical treatment of severe burns, and other financial and emotional consequences. Burn injuries […]

Preventing Scald Injuries at Home

By Victoria Ipri – Staff Writer This week is National Burn Awareness Week. Each year, more than 500,000 people in the United States and Canada receive medical treatment for burn injuries. Approximately 50 percent of these burn injuries are scalds, a burn caused by hot liquid or steam. At highest risk are children, the elderly, […]

Top 5 Most Dangerous Accidents of 2015

2015 was a dangerous year for many around the world. We’ve rounded up the most dangerous accidents of 2015 to highlight some of the situations you may want to avoid in the future. Mecca Hajj Stampede On September 24, 2015, more than 2,200 pilgrims were killed in a stampede during the Hajj in Mina, Mecca, […]

Dangerous Halloween Costumes

Halloween costumes can pose significant dangers to both children and adults. Burn injuries, falls, injuries from props such as toy swords, and even lead poisoning all make the list. Parents have a fine line to walk between coming up with amazing costumes that will make their kids happy, and sticking to costumes that will not […]

The Health Risks of Sun Exposure

Overexposure to the sun’s UV rays can have serious, and even fatal, health consequences. Many people believe that you have only been overexposed if you get a sunburn, but that is incorrect. UVA rays do not cause sunburn, but they do cause premature aging, skin cancer, and vision loss. You can protect yourself by properly […]

3 Dangerous Sun Exposure Myths

July is UV Safety Month. Exposure to the sun’s rays can have deadly consequences, as well as causing non-fatal health problems. There are many misconceptions about UV safety, and believing that you are adequately protected when you are not can put you at serious risk for skin cancer, eye damage, and other health problems. According […]