Five ways to make homes safer

Photos Source: Metro ServiceStairs should be free of clutter and have sturdy railings. ■ Chronicle News Service (Metro Service) Injuries that occur around the home contribute to millions of medical visits and tens of thousands of fatalities each year. Falls account for the largest percentage of home accidents, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that around 30,000 fall-related fatalities occur annually in the United States. Many home accidents are entirely preventable when proper caution is exercised. As homeowners prepare for home improvement projects, improving safety inside and outside the home should be a priority. 1. Improve lighting One of the easiest ways to reduce the risk of

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