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Topic Title: Preventing Scald Burns
Created On: 03/15/2011 12:14 PM
 03/15/2011 12:14 PM

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    • Cook on rear burners and turn pot handles to the back of the stove.[/li]
    • Avoid wearing loose clothing around open flames and roll up your sleeves.[/li]
    • Never leave cooking food unattended.[/li]
    • Open the microwave slowly and allow food to cool before eating.[/li]
    • Make sure that children and obstacles are out of your path before carrying hot liquids.[/li]
    • When young children are present, avoid using tablecloths and keep hot foods in the center of the table.[/li]
    • When preparing a meal, keep children out of the kitchen area.[/li]
    • Never hold a child while handling a hot liquid.[/li]
    • Wipe up spills and clean your oven regularly. Built up grease can catch fire.[/li]
    • Keep all cooking areas free from clutter.[/li] [/ul] [/li]
      • Turn down your water heater setting to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.[/li]
      • Never leave a young child unattended in the bathroom.[/li]
      • Install special safety valves or remove the hot water handles in the tub/shower.[/li]
      • Always test bath water with your hand or thermometer before bathing children; younger children have thinner skin than adults, which makes them more susceptible to burns.[/li]
      • Never leave young children unattended in the bathtub.[/li] [/ul]
        [br]Taken from http://www.burninstitute.org/fbp/factsheets/scald.html. Add your own tips.
        [/li] [/ul]
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