According to experts, each year an average of 37 children die from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside vehicles. In a memorable demonstration, Los Angeles police officers gathered with local representatives and set up two cars – one with the windows closed and one with them cracked – to demonstrate just how fast each car heats up inside that could potentially be fatal to anyone inside.

Dangers of Lead Poisoning

What is Lead Poisoning?

Lead poisoning occurs when lead builds up in the body, often over a period of months or years. Even small amounts of lead can cause serious health and developmental problems. Young children under 6 are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can severely impact their mental and physical development. At very high levels, lead poisoning can be fatal.

Dog in winter cap and shoes

Winter is near! Here are seven safety tips to help you prepare for and stay safe during colder temperatures:

1. Wear layers of lightweight clothing to stay warm.

2. Bring the pets indoors!

3. Avoid frozen pipes – run water, even at a trickle, to help prevent them from freezing. Keep the thermostat at the same temperature day and night to help avoid freezing pipes.

4. Do not use a stove or oven to heat your home.

Kid in kitchen

It’s almost Thanksgiving! That means lots of cooking for your family and loved ones. Keep those little ones safe and away from the stove this Thanksgiving by following these simple safety tips:

1. Teach kids to stay out of the kitchen and to play in a separate room when you are cooking for the big day.

2. Avoid carrying babies near the stove or in the kitchen at all.

3. Move the high chair in the kitchen within reach or sight before you start cooking.

Children playing

The government has only recently started to track the number of children injured or killed in non-traffic related accidents, such as driveway backovers. In 2009, the NHTSA released a report that estimated an average of 292 fatalities and 18,000 injuries occur each year as a result of backover accidents.

What Can You Do as a Parent to Prevent Backover Accidents?

Halloween is right around the corner! You may have already picked out your child’s costume, carved your pumpkin, and bought all your Halloween candy for the neighborhood trick-or-treaters, but have you prepared your kids for safe trick-or-treating?

Here are some simple safety tips for choosing the right costume, carving pumpkins with your kids, and trick-or-treating:

Costume Safety:

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