-- Robert Preidt
SUNDAY, Dec. 1, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Following home-heating
safety measures will help keep you and your family safe this
winter, experts say.
"Every year, tragically, people are burned, start fires, get an electric shock and even die from carbon monoxide poisoning because they weren't taking proper precautions," Dr. Alex Rosenau, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, said in a college news release.
According to the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, more
than 2,500 people die and 12,600 are injured in house fires in the
United States each year.
Carbon monoxide poisoning is another big concern in the fall and
winter. The odorless and colorless gas can cause sudden illness and
The ACEP offered these safety tips:
The Missouri Department of Public Safety has more
home-heating safety tips.
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