Creating a Safe and Healthy Home Step 6: Think Home Safety

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Most Common Home Injuries
Injuries in homes are very common. One-third of all injuries that occur in the United States each year happen at home. Home injuries cause more deaths than any other factor except car-related injuries. The top five causes of home injury deaths for all age groups are:

  • Choking and Suffocationkids safety concept- little girl climbing on baby chair
  • Drowning
  • Falls
  • Fires and Burns
  • Poisoning

The top five leading causes of fatal injuries for children under age 15 are (not in order):

  • Choking and suffocation
  • Drowning
  • Fires and burns
  • Firearms
  • Poisoning

For more on home safety, visit:

Healthy Homes Home Safety

National Safety Council