Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Hot Water Burns11/29/12
(HealthDay News) -- Hot water from baths or shows can pose a
serious scalding hazard for you and your children.
The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these
suggestions to prevent hot water burns:
- Always test the bath water yourself before you or your child
get in the tub or shower.
- Adjust your hot water heater to the "low-medium" setting of 120
- Don't allow children to play with the faucets while taking a
bath or shower.
- Never use a hot steam humidifier around children. Use the cool
mist variety instead.
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