Think parks are a safe haven for children? Think again. Kids Health reports that emergency rooms treat up to 200,000 children with burns and serious injuries from playground equipment. Both consumer-owned and public play and climbing equipment pose significant dangers to children. Here’s what you should know before letting kids play:
Children Suffer Burns From Playground Equipment on Mild Days
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that at least one child sustained second-degree burns on a public playground in 74 degree Fahrenheit weather! The child suffered these burns after touching a plastic slide, the CPSC adds. Parents need to carefully supervise their child at all times, in all kinds of weather.
Moreover, parents should carefully choose backyard play sets and climbing equipme
According to the Daily Mail, archaeologists working with the Israel Antiquities Authority have excavated intact plumbing from the garden of a wealthy family that dates back to the 10th century AD. Not only have these findings illuminated some of the ingenious plumbing methods used to create fountains and water displays at the time, but they also indicate that pipes of the time were built to last.
Today, most of us are lucky enough to have plumbing as a part of our home. Sometimes, though, things go wrong with these systems, and knowing what different parts and sections accomplish can help you keep your home well maintained without necessarily having to call a plumber. Here are three common items that every plumber would understand how to use.
1. PVC Plug
When water or waste trave