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Popular Mechanics home safety handbook : practical tips for safe living

Author: Nancy J Becker
Publisher: New York : Hearst Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Popular Mechanics presents an all-color, essential guide to protecting home, hearth, and family. With accessible information on childproofing, environmental contaminants (such as radon), and securing the house from intruders, it could be the most important book on your shelf.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy J Becker
ISBN: 1588164578 9781588164575
OCLC Number: 56404591
Description: 160 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Safeguarding infants and children: Introduction ; Crib safety ; Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) ; Structural dangers in the homes ; Drowning hazards ; Tap water scalds ; In the kitchen ; Hazardous objects ; Environmental influences --
2. Fire prevention: Fire safety facts ; How fires start and how to prevent them ; Fire detection and prevention devices ; In the event of fire --
3. Electricity and heating: Electricity basics ; Ground fault circuit interrupters ; Heating systems --
4. Environmental emergencies: Preparing for an environmental emergency ; Turning utilities on and off ; Emergency backup ; Natural disasters ; Contaminants in the environment ; Insurance issues ; Contractor/repair fraud --
5. Crime prevention: Protecting your home ; Security-conscious habits ; Precautions ; Identity theft ; Personal safety --
6. Plumbing: Turning off water ; Emergency repairs ; Water heaters ; Clearing drains --
7. Accessible and safe living: In the kitchen ; Making bathrooms safer ; Front door ; Stairs and hallways ; Ramps ; Preventing falls ; Pharmaceutical safety ; Older drivers --
8. Roofing: Inspection ; Gutters ; Preventing storm damage ; Leaks ; Ceiling damage ; Ladder safety.
Other Titles: Home safety handbook
Responsibility: Nancy J. Becker.
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Popular Mechanics presents an all-color, essential guide to protecting home, hearth, and family. With accessible information on childproofing, environmental contaminants (such as radon), and securing the house from intruders, it could be the most important book on your shelf.

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