Category: Safety Tips

Some hair-coloring is still made with lead acetate, which can cause deadly lead poisoning

On December 3, 2018, a ban on lead acetate in hair coloring products went into effect. Consumer Reports and several watchdog groups had filed a petition with the FDA earlier this year to put the ban in place. The FDA’s release about the ban reads in part: “The FDA reviewed the information and data submitted […]

We love farmers markets. Delicious, fresh fruits, veggies, etc. Real back-to-the-land kind of stuff (which many of us Texans long for). So much good flows from them. But be cautious. No need to get excited, but the recent E. coli (and other bacteriological) scares to our country’s food supply should remind us that not all […]

Each year furniture tip-overs seriously injure thousands of children enough to send them to the emergency room. Falling dressers and other furniture tip-overs can be deadly. Since 2000, they’ve been responsible for least 200 deaths; most victims were children younger than age 6. These accidents commonly happen when kids climb onto dressers, fall against them, […]

In just a few days, people across Texas will be out in force, celebrating the coming year. As is typical of New Year’s Eve celebrations, many will involve alcohol. With the drunk driving problem that Texas has—in 2017 there were more than 1,000 people killed and thousands more injured in DUI crashes, according to the […]

Thanksgiving Travel Safety Tips Everyone Should Know

The number of Americans traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday will increase over 11% from last year, says AAA (American Automobile Association). Though many will take to the skies and the rails for their Thanksgiving trip, an estimated 45.5 million will pack their cars for a road trip of at least 50 miles – an increase […]

Is Houston’s Limousine Oversight Adequate?

After the horrific limousine accident in New York in early October, legitimate questions are being raised all over the country about the stretch limos cruising our roads, how safe they are, and how safe the entire “for hire” ride industry is in general. In the terrible upstate New York limo crash, which killed 20 people, […]

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Drowsy Driving Prevention Week is November 4 – 11. Affirmed by Congress and other governmental and NGOs, it is sponsored by the American Sleep Foundation (ASF). This public awareness campaign reminds drivers about sleep safety, with emphasis on the perils encountered by those who insist on driving while sleep-deprived. It’s good timing, considering that the […]

How Parents Can Observe Teen Driver Safety Week

With the coming of fall, the “100 deadliest days” for teen drivers, which is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, is well behind us. During this deadly period, the risk to teens of being involved in motor vehicle accidents increases by over 40%. Over the summer of 2016, more than 1,050 people throughout […]

Fairs, Amusement Parks, and What You Should Know About Rider Safety

As the Kansas City Schlitterbahn water slide tragedy of 2016 winds its way toward final resolution, it is again drawing the news spotlight, even if the sensationalism of the accident and upcoming criminal negligence trials tend to draw attention from the bigger picture. Here’s what we now know that we didn’t on the day 10-year-old […]

Do You Know the Danger Zones Around Large Trucks?

There is no doubt that driving near an 18-wheeler can be intimidating. Fully loaded tractor-trailers can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. When a behemoth of that size collides with a passenger car, it usually doesn’t bode well for the car’s occupants. While truck drivers are taught to keep their eyes out for other vehicles […]