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Everyone enjoys a good home-cooked meal.
But as enjoyable as cooking can be, the kitchen can be a dangerous place for cooking pros and novices.
A variety of tools — from kitchen knives to toothpicks — are responsible for roughly 800,000 injuries that lead to emergency room visits each year.
A few simple steps can help make your kitchen safer and allow you to enjoy that culinary masterpiece:
If you haven’t already, make sure to install and maintain smoke alarms on every floor of your home. Test your smoke alarms regularly to make sure they are working properly.
Open around the clock, Edward-Elmhurst Health’s Emergency Departments (EDs) located in Elmhurst and Naperville, and a freestanding emergency center in Plainfield, are ready to care for you. Learn more about emergency care at Edward-Elmhurst Health.
Our hospitals have earned national recognition in patient safety and quality. We’ve put numerous measures in place to keep everyone safe. Learn more about our Safety Commitment.
How to handle an emergency
How (and when) to treat a burn at home
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