Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Hot Water Burns
(HealthDay News) -- Hot water from baths or shows can pose a serious scalding hazard for you and your children.
The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions to prevent hot water burns:
Always test the bath water yourself before you or your child get in the tub or shower.
Adjust your hot water heater to the "low-medium" setting of 120 degrees.
Don't allow children to play with the faucets while taking a bath or shower.
Never use a hot steam humidifier around children. Use the cool mist variety instead.
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