Are Your Personal Care Products Stored Safely?

According to an article in Clinical Pediatrics, from 2002-16 nearly 65,000 children under the age of 5 were treated at emergency rooms because of their exposure to makeup, nail polish, perfume and other personal care products — with 99 percent of the incidents occurring at home. That’s about 1 child every two hours.

Rules of the Road for Electric Scooters

Nearly a year after Milwaukee disallowed electric scooters, Governor Tony Evers has made it legal to operate electric scooters in the state of Wisconsin. The new legislation allows local governments to regulate how electric scooters are used in their community. If you ride an electric scooter on the road, it’s important to remember that you must follow the rules of the road: • Do not drive above 20 mph on a paved, level surface • You can ride on the … Continued

An Overview of Boating Laws in Wisconsin

Before you head out to the lake, it’s important you are aware of Wisconsin’s boating laws. In the state of Wisconsin, anyone born after 1989 is required to have a boating safety certification card when driving a motorboat or personal motorized watercraft. Those born prior to 1989 are exempt from the certification. No certification card is necessary when operating a canoe, kayak, paddleboard or sailboats that don’t have motors. No one under 10 years old can legally operate a boat. … Continued

Deadly Elderly Falls in Wisconsin Are Highest in the Nation

According to a report from the Center for Disease Control, Wisconsin has the highest rate of deadly falls for older adults in the nation — more than double the national average. Falls by those 65 and older led to 129,000 emergency room visits and nearly 16,000 hospital stays in 2017, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. These fatal falls have increased by 50 percent from 2007 – 2016. 

Do You Know the Basics of Bike Safety?

If you haven’t ridden a bike since you were a child — or are teaching a child of your own the rules of the road for bicycles — you might need a little refresher on bike safety.