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How to Make Your Home Healthy and Safe

Build a Safe Home Playground

Make Your Home a Safe Haven for Kids

Avoid Grill Fires, Explosions and CO Poisoning

Don't Let a Burglar Ruin Your Vacation

Is Your Tap Water Safe?

Are Your Cleaning Products Making Your Family Ill?

Localities Crack Down on Homeowners Alarm Calls

Radon Sends Ripples through Water Systems

Are you a Hazardous Waste Case?


Pop Quiz

True or False:

1. An estimated 51,000 children are injured using home playgrounds every year.
True False

2. 60% of injuries are caused by falls to the ground.
True False

3. Concrete and asphalt are the most dangerous playground surfaces.
True False

4. Sand is the best surfacing material.
True False

5. Loose-fill protective surfacing should be at least 6 inches deep, extend at least 6 feet from the perimeter of equipment, and be confined by barriers or a pit.
True False

6. Once installed, loose-fill materials do not require maintenance.
True False

7. Synthetic materials are more expensive but easier to maintain.
True False

8. Swings also require protective surfacing and spacing requirements separating equipment.
True False

9. Playground equipment must be inspected and repaired on a periodic basis.
True False

10. Do not let your children wear bike helmets, loose fitting clothing, or clothing strings during play that can snag on playground equipment.
True False

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