What is the most dangerous room in your home?
You may think it’s the kitchen, with its sharp knives, searing stove tops and boiling water. Or the garage where all the power tools, fertilizers and sharp cutting tools reside.
Actually, it’s the bathroom, and it affects people of all ages. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released in 2011 showed that nearly 235,000 people age 15 and older visit the emergency room every year with injuries from bathroom accidents. Fourteen percent or 32,900 people, were hospitalized.
This makes the bathroom the most dangerous room in the American home. January is National Bath Safety Month, so we would like to discuss the importance of bath safety and who is most at risk for an accident in the bath tub or shower.