Our home is usually our favorite place to spend time in. However many accidents
occur at home. There are dangerous things in the house and we should be aware of
them. Thus we can avoid unnecessary pain or injury.
Electricity runs many of our home appliances. It is a very useful thing. It
is also a very dangerous thing if used carelessly, for it can kill. Electrical
sockets and power points are to be handled with utmost care. Young children
should never be allowed to go near them. Unless we are very sure of what we are
doing, repairs should only be done by a competent electrician. It is only too
easy to get electrocuted. Old or faulty
appliances should be discarded. If used, they are likely to start a fire
somewhere or kill someone who touches it.
The kitchen has many dangerous things. Sharp knives can draw blood,
mishandled gas-cylinders can explode, hot water can
scald and stoves can cause nasty burns. Flies and rats can
contaminate food. Thus the kitchen is not a place to be careless in. If we are
careful and know how to handle things there, then the chance of an accident
occurring is lessened.
The biggest danger in a bathroom is when the floor is slippery with water or
soap. I have heard of many incidents of people, especially old folks, falling in
the bathroom. Sometimes the fall is fatal. Often it leaves the victim
bedridden. Utmost care is needed here.
Finally the medicine cabinet should be inaccessible to young children.
Dangerous drugs and pills can look like sweets to these young ones. If taken,
the consequences can be disastrous.
Other dangers do exist. It is up to us to watch out for them.