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Tip #10 from '30 for 30' Home Safety Month Tips
Taking the time to prepare a meal can be a great opportunity to be creative and experiment with new spices and ingredients or it can simply be a daily chore ...either way you should always exercise caution when whipping something up.
Did you know cooking-related fires are the third leading cause of fire deaths and the leading cause of injuries among people 65 years of age and older? Source: US Fire Administration Yikes, is right!
Try to Reduce Your Risk:
- Don't wear loose-fitting clothing when cooking, nothing ruins a meal more than a sleeve on fire.
- Use a timer to remind yourself when to check on food that you may have in the oven.
- Don't be in a rush while preparing a big meal, rushing can lead to accidents.