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Chemicals that cost more lives than they save

It’s like straining at a gnat but swallowing a flame-retardant couch. If a piece of furniture that has been treated with flame retardant chemicals catches fire, it will give off much higher levels of deadly carbon monoxide, soot, and smoke. … Continue reading

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Take care of your blisters

If you ever get a burn blister, don’t pop it! The skin over the blister will shield damaged tissues from dirt and bacteria to keep the wound clean. The liquid underneath it forms a cushion to insulate the injured tissue … Continue reading

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Burn sparkler burn – but don’t burn me!

There is danger and excitement both that comes with handling fireworks. Last year, eight people died and over 11,000 people were injured from firework accidents, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Interestingly, the CPSC says 65% of those … Continue reading

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