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While more people than ever are dying from preventable injuries, public awareness is lagging, according to an NSC public opinion poll. Here are five surprising survey results that show too many of us are oblivious to some of the biggest risks:
169,936 people died from a preventable injury. The majority of these deaths are not happening in the workplace; they are happening in homes and communities.
In the U.S., more than 100 people die from opioids every day. That’s 37,814 people every year. Learn how to keep loved ones alive.
More than 90% of all poisonings happen at home. Know the risks and take steps to safeguard your family.
Living alone, having dentures or difficulty swallowing can increase choking risk in adults. Choking also is a leading cause of death for infants. Learn how to assist young and old alike.
Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death for adults 65 and older. The good news: Falls are preventable and aging, itself, does not cause falls. Make your home or the home of a loved one safer.
Natural and man-made disasters can strike anywhere at any time, so it’s important to have a planned response when at work, at home or on the road. Will you be ready if disaster strikes?
Every three minutes a child in the U.S. is treated for a sports-related concussion. Recognize the signs of concussion and have an emergency plan.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children and teens. Sports, medicines, button batteries, windows and even backpacks also can put kids at risk for serious injury. Learn about risks children are particularly susceptible to.
Nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed in crashes in 2016, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. One factor: distracted walking. Everyone with a cell phone is at risk.
70% of Americans mistakenly feel safest at home – where most preventable incidents occur.
A staggering four in 10 people have been directly impacted by preventable deaths.
Only 49% of Americans believe we can eliminate most or all "accidental" deaths.
Two-thirds of Americans say individuals have the biggest role in eliminating preventable deaths.
Most of us worry about the wrong things.
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