Health Tip: Take Care to Avoid Burns05/12/11
(HealthDay News) -- Nothing can spoil the fun of preparing your
favorite recipe like burning yourself or a child in the
The U.S. Home Safety Council suggests these kitchen safety
precautions while cooking:
- Roll up shirtsleeves or wear a short-sleeved shirt.
- Wear long oven mitts that extend up the arm.
- Cook on back burners, with pot handles turned to the rear of
- Teach children to stay away from the stove, and use a mark
(such as a piece of tape on the floor) that they can't cross.
- Don't let young children use the stove or microwave without
supervision; make sure older children know how to use these
- Keep matches, lighters and candles where young children can't
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