Habits that Seem Harmless
washing your hands after using the bathroom.
- Hand washing is one of
the easiest ways to prevent the spread of colds, flu and other infectious diseases.
a handheld cellular phone while driving.
- Drivers who use one hand
to talk on the phone and one hand to drive significantly increase their chance
of being involved in a crash.
- Brushing alone does not kill all the germs in
your mouth. Up to 30% of germs are not killed by brushing. If you floss regularly,
you rid your mouth of those hard to reach germs and decrease your chance of developing
performing a monthly self-breast exam.
- Monthly breast exams are an
important tool to help detect breast cancer early. Early detection will increase
your survival rate.
drinking enough water.
- Water is crucial to survival. Make sure you
- Diets promote unhealthy eating habits, often by eliminating nutritious
foods. Dieters are encouraged to ignore internal body signals of hunger and fullness.
- Not paying attention to Consumer Recalls.
If you kept a product that was recalled, using the product can cause death or
serious injuries. Sometimes, these products are sold/bought at garage and yard
- Consumers can visit the CPSC Web
site for a list of current recalls, product notices and other product safety
information and they can sign up for recall notices, notifications about hazardous
toys and other e-mailed information.