The smell of fresh-cut grass is a wonderful staple of warm weather, but the lawn mower is also one of the most dangerous items in most households. In fact, hospitals treat about 68,000 people for power mower injuries every year. Of those, over 9,000 are under 18 years old.
Mowing the lawn is a great way to get some exercise and a perfect chore or source of extra income for teenagers, but it’s important to always keep safety in mind while using lawn mowers. HealthyChildren.org has an excellent list of safety guidelines for you to follow this summer, from proper shoes to correctly refueling the lawn mower.
Get out there and enjoy the weather with a beautiful lawn, but always make safety the first priority.
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