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8 health risks in your own backyard

Posted on Jun 14, 2009 in Health & Wellness

An unfenced pool, toxic plants and charcoal pose hazards Nearly a quarter of all drownings in the United States happen near home, according to the Home Safety Council. To prevent drownings, make sure you install a fence at least 5 feet high around the pool.By Winnie Yu updated 12:29 p.m. ET, Mon., May 25, 2009 Dangerous grill placement Is your grill right next to the edge of your deck? You may want to move it. A charcoal grill next to combustibles (say, a wooden deck rail or low-hanging tree branches) is a leading cause of BBQ fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association....

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