When it comes to family safety, there is simply no compromise. And this is more particularly true when securing the health and safety of children.
Among kids, there are of course the usual common threats of illness, infection and contamination. In many cases, allergies and food poisoning are also typical concerns. As such, emergency antibiotic, anti-inflammatory or pain relieving medicines are easily and widely available in many average homes. Many parents even opt for vaccinations and anti-allergy medications to prevent complications from happening. Understandably, the old adage applies: prevention is better than cure.
More Complicated Health Risks and Threats
But aside from these common concerns, there too are a growing number of health and safety threats to family members which are more complicated and cannot just as readily be anticipated or even prevented. Different forms of new viruses, harmful chemicals that are readily found in the most seemingly harmless home utility; pollution and other air-borne threats.
There have been ingenious solutions like ‘anti-infectious’ architectural design, infrastructural installations of air-vents or air ducts and other filter systems including physical ventilation designs and layout that apparently helps improve air flow and filtration to regulate the possibility of infections in the home. These measures however come with a hefty price tag and is not a practical option among average income earning families. And then too, they are not always scientifically proven effective solutions.
Basic Tools for Family Safety
Instead, the more scientifically proven, or at least endorsed solutions are those that people often neglect due to their basic nature. Or instance, putting hand sanitizers in strategic places in the house like bathroom, kitchen and living room can substantially help in prevention of infections and contaminations. Hand sanitizers are relatively cheap options and is generally regarded as a more effective solution than traditional cleaning methods like using soap and water. In fact, studies have shown that hand sanitizers are more clinically safe compared to soaps which have toxic substances some of which have even been banned by major international and local medical and health regulatory bodies.
For accidents and emergency, there is the usual first-aid boxes which must ideally have basic contents like sterilized gauge or bandages, scissors or tweezers, safety pins, eye patches, surgical gloves, anti-septic wipes, alcohol, antibiotics and wound and skin cleansers. Some first-aid box suppliers even assemble kits which contain special items like thermal blanket, emergency phones, directories, pocket knife, gas masks and even extra cash depending on the location and likely emergency that occur in these special places.
For kids, there are also special first aid kits, affectionately called MOM first aid boxes, which include the usual contents of a standard kit but also has disposable resuscitation pack, special items for babies, elderly or disabled household members, cold compress packs, ointments, and disposable CPR shields for special needs of a toddler or young kid. Many first aid kit suppliers customize not just the content of first-aid kits but even custom-build the specifications like size, material, compartments, handling and carrying options depending on special home considerations like the number of household members, climate in an area and storage options in the house.