Many people don’t know this but your bathroom can be one of the most dangerous places in your house. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, every year over 200,000 people over the age of 15 are rushed to hospitals because of major injuries that they have sustained while visiting the bathroom either to shower or use the toilet.
The question now is how can the smallest room in your house – the bathroom be so dangerous? In this article, we are going to take a look at some of the major shocking dangers that lay all about you in the bathroom. So without further ado let us take a look at some of the top shocking dangers that are in the bathroom.
1. Danger caused by water all around you in the bathroom. In the bathroom there is water all around you all the time. With all this water around you, there is a high chance that some of it would end up on the tiles of your bathroom. Water on the floors of your bathroom is the number one danger that can lead to major injuries or even death in the bathroom, which is caused by slipping on the water on the floor and falling hard against sinks and tubs in the bathroom. It is therefore imperative to be extremely cautious with water in the bathroom and try using nonslip tiles in your bathrooms to avoid this great danger.
2. White bathrooms are dangerous. When you have too much white in your bathroom, then according to experts, you are inviting danger for yourself. How does too much white in the bathroom become dangerous? According to experts, when you combine a pristine white bathroom with things such as bright lights and mirrors the resulting glare from this brightness can be blinding especially when it comes to elderly people with poor vision. What happens here is that the extreme brightness of the bathroom has the tendency of hiding dangers such as soap on the floor or puddles of water on the floor, which automatically exposes one to slipping. Experts have therefore advised people that in order to avoid such dangers it is important that you try to reduce the brightness of the bathroom such that it does not become too bright to impair vision.
3. Dangers from electronic devices in the bathroom. Many people have several electric powered devices in their bathrooms like electric hair dryer, electric razor and electric space heaters. Remember that the bathroom has so much water around it, and as we might all know that water and electricity are not compatible. All these electric appliances mentioned above can cause the danger of electrocution if extra caution is not taken. Their cases where these electronic devices could develop faults and with the combination of water all around can be a potential danger to all users of the bathroom.
Source: New York Times. Watch Your Step While Washing Up. August 15, 2011.
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