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When Everyday Household Items Pose a Threat

October 26, 2017

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Today, there are so many objects lying around our houses that can very easily pose a threat. Worse yet, they’re normally items we wouldn’t think twice about having in our house. Ranging from items that should not be accessible to young children, to items that can cause diseases from the chemicals in them, here are three household items that can pose a threat:

Extension Cords

Quite possibly one of the most useful items in a house for people that need a lot plugged in at once. Many people like to use the cords that have multiple plug in spots, which is totally fine. The problem comes when too much is plugged in. In fact, there are voltage capacities on every extension cord with multiple outlets, and it is very important you make sure you know the voltage. Using too many of the outlets with high voltage pieces of equipment can easily start a house fire.

Antibacterial Soap

For years, people have been using antibacterial soap as the best way to make sure their hands are completely germ-free. New studies, according to the FDA, on the other hand, state the contrary. Many antibacterial soaps are now showing that they create antibiotic-resisting bacteria, and they can be very dangerous, aiding in dangerous diseases getting into your body a lot easier.

Flame Retardants

These are more often found in older pieces of furniture, but a lot of people still have them in their house. There are chemicals inside the flame retardants that are often linked to birth defects, and even infertility. Make sure you do not have any of these in your house if you are planning on having children.

If you have a product in your house that has left you with serious health problems, or have been injured from, contact Hoyt & Hoyt, PC today. Our team of personal injury attorneys will do everything in our power to make sure you get the best compensation possible. Contact our offices to schedule a consultation.

 

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney/client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.

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