News from Consumer Affairs Agency
Please be careful about burns of elderly person!
It is approached, and, in Consumer Affairs Agency, 338 accident information that elderly people 65 years or older bore burn by misuse such as carelessness or heater is in example that resulted in death 1 (for registration from September 1, 2009 to the end of September, 2015).
As for the elderly person, skin is thinner than young fellow, and, also, risk to suffer severe burn because exercise function and sensory function decrease increases.
For winter when accidents occur frequently, we will tell about precaution to prevent the following accidents that are common in elderly people in particular.
(1) Low temperature burn
(2) Clothing firing
(3) Accident to bathe in boiling water such as kettles which we put on the stove
(4) Accident on the occasion of bathing
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