Group Kicks off Home Safety Month with Research, New Web Site

June is Home Safety Month, and the Home Safety Council is launching an interactive online safety destination and debuting new research findings that reveal what actions, if any, U.S. adults have taken to prevent the leading causes of home injury.

This year, the Home Safety Council's annual Hands on Home Safety campaign calls on families to take a room-by-room approach to making their homes safer and protecting against the leading causes of home injury -- falls, poisonings, fires and burns, choking/suffocation and drowning. The Home Safety Council's new research reveals that U.S. adults rank the kitchen, bathroom and stairway/hallway as the most dangerous rooms of the home. Although the majority of the adults surveyed recognize the presence of injury risks in these areas, nearly half (45 percent) admit they have not taken action to make any of the rooms in their home safer.

"Our new research shows that while most adults are aware of the common dangers found throughout the home, they continue to show a disturbing disregard for safety," said Meri-K Appy, Home Safety Council president. "To help people take action and make the critical improvements needed to prevent home injuries, we are encouraging families to take a room-by-room approach. Start with simple and inexpensive changes in each area of your home, inside and out, and you'll make a real difference in your family's safety."

The Home Safety Council's new online destination, www.MySafeHome.org, is an innovative and interactive Web site that lets users explore a virtual home so they can understand where dangers lurk in their own homes. Using digital motion graphics animation in a navigable, virtual home and yard, MySafeHome.org illustrates the major risk areas found throughout the home and presents the safety devices and preparedness plans needed to make every home safe.

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