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In the Kitchen

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Is Your Home a Healthy Home?
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 -   In the bedroom
 -   In the bathroom
 -   In the kitchen
 -   All living areas
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 -   Keep knives, plastic bags, lighters, and matches locked away from children.

 -   Avoid fires and burns by never leaving cooking food unattended, turning pot handles to the back of the stove, and keeping hot liquids and foods away from the edges of tables and counters.

 -   Make sure you and your children know the STOP, DROP, and ROLL procedure in case their clothes catch on fire.

 -   Keep appliance cords unplugged and tied up. Replace any frayed cords and wires.

 -   Securely strap young children in high chairs, swings, and other juvenile products.

 -   Do not give young children hard, round foods that can get stuck in their throats — like hard candies, nuts, grapes, popcorn, carrots, and raisins.

 -   Avoid scald burns by keeping children away from the hot water taps on drinking water coolers.

 
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