Dangers to The Elderly around The Home

The Houston Chronicle has assembled a list of the 20 most dangerous products for the elderly  based on data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The good news is, no matter how you look at it, these are the 20 most dangerous things, in terms of number of injuries, so you can consult the list and take appropriate precautions. The bad news is, they reported the data in a spectacularly not-useful way — in terms of total numbers. So, for example, the graph for injuries from “non power tools” is basically flat. Given the tremendous increase in the elderly population, we take that to mean these items are far safer than they were 15 years ago.