5 Hidden Household Health Risks
They sit in your home mostly unnoticed, but it doesn’t mean they’re harmless. Uncover the right time for tossing common home safety hazards in the trash.
When do sneakers cause injury or smoke alarms become dangerous? And just how long have your prescriptions been expired? Follow this quick guide to ridding your home of unnecessary dangers.
2. Smoke Alarms
After a decade, smoke detectors won’t reliably warn of fire. Change them at once. Also key: Place alarms in and outside every bedroom and on each level of the home, and change batteries yearly.
3. Medicine Cabinet Contents
Even unopened saline solution and medication can quickly become less potent past their expiration dates. Toss ’em. And high temperatures degrade sunscreen, so replace it once a year.