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Make homes safer in five ways

 

Last updated 1/18/2018 at Noon

Stairs should be free of clutter and have sturdy railings. Courtesy photo

TEMECULA – Injuries that occur around the home contribute to millions of medical visits and tens of thousands of fatalities each year. Falls account for the largest percentage of home accidents, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting that around 30,000 fall-related fatalities occur each year in the United States. Many home accidents are entirely preventable when proper caution is exercised.

As homeowners prepare for home-improvement projects, improving safety inside and outside the home should be a priority.

First, improve lighting. One of the easiest ways to...



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