Home Sweet Home?
Home may be where the heart is, but danger also lurks there. A study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found accidents in the home resulted in 20 million visits to emergency rooms every year. These accidents caused 7 million disabling injuries and 20,000 deaths annually. Falls send most people to the hospital, followed by poisoning of both children and adults (because of prescription drug interactions). Other reasons include fire, smoke inhalation, suffocation and drowning.