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Summarize the passage about dangers in the home in about 100 words.

 
The home is a place where we spend a large part of our lives. We eat, sleep, play and do many other activities here. We are familiar with every chair, table, bed and every little ornament that gives us much pleasure and comfort. A well-maintained home is one where we can go to after a hard day's work and when we need a place to relax and rejuvenate our spirits.

Yet a comfortable and familiar home is not without danger. In fact, a home can be a very dangerous place indeed. Consider first the electrical supply to our homes. There are instances of people connecting too many electrical appliances to a single socket, for example connecting the refrigerator, washing machine, iron, and the kettle into one solitary socket using extension plugs. Such flagrant disregard for safety only means one thing -- the fuse will keep on blowing. The same situation may be even more dangerous in old houses with worn-out wiring which could easily result in a fire.

Besides this overloading of electrical sockets, other dangers are also present. Touching an electrical switch with a wet hand is an invitation to an electrical shock. It is a simple matter of drying the hand, yet in one's haste after using the bathroom, the hand is often quicker than the brain. This habit must be changed. Wiring contractors tend to locate electrical sockets near the floor where a two-year-old can get at it easily. It is advisable to cover these sockets so that. inquisitive hands do not get at them.

Most modern houses now have concealed wiring in the walls. A careless do-it-yourself handyman can easily give himself a nasty shock by driving an iron nail into one of the hidden wires.

Many electrical appliances such as electric kettles, electric irons and cookers are all potentially dangerous if used carelessly. It is up to the user to recognize the dangers so that he can safeguard himself.

Another possible source of danger comes from the cylinder of cooking gas that is present in almost all kitchens. The cylinder is made of sturdy metal and can withstand a lot of abuse. Nevertheless there is a limit to the abuse it can take. Users who connect sub-standard cylinder-heads to the cylinder and users who bump the cylinders around are all asking for trouble. There are cases of gas cylinders exploding resulting in death and serious injury. A little care on the part of the user can prevent dangerous accidents from occurring.

Knives, scissors, can-openers and other sharp instruments are also sources of danger. In any hospital one can see a lot patients seeking treatment for cuts and bruises caused by these instruments. Though great care may be taken while using these sharp instruments, accidents still may happen. One cannot guarantee that a knife will not slip while cutting vegetables or that a plate will not break while it is being washed. Other dangers include slippery floors, protruding nails on walls, non-drinkable liquids in unlabelled bottles, broken furniture, uncovered food, unboiled water and many other things. These items may not be dangerous until accidents happen. There is danger everywhere. We can only recognize potential dangers and take the necessary precautions to prevent accidents from occurring in the home.

 
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There are many dangers present in a home. Connecting many electrical appliances to a single socket is very dangerous as it may lead to a fire especially in old houses with worn-out wiring. Touching an electrical switch with a wet hand can cause an electrical shock. Concealed wiring in the walls of modern houses and uncovered electrical sockets near the floor are also hazardous. Many electrical appliances are potentially dangerous if used carelessly. Even the cylinder of cooking gas can explode, resulting in death and serious injury. Sharp instruments lying around the house are also sources of danger. ( 98 words )
     
flagrant   shocking because of being so obvious
     
protrude   to stick out from or through something
     
 
 

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