Navigation Links
Home hot water temperatures remain a burn hazard for young and elderly
Date:3/28/2013

Home hot water heater temperatures are too high, warns a team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Despite the adoption of voluntary standards by manufacturers to preset hot water heater temperature settings below the recommended safety standard of 120F, temperatures remain dangerously high for a significant proportion of homes, presenting a scald hazard for young children and the elderly. The report is published in the March 2013 issue of Journal Of Burn Care Research.

In the U.S., tap water burns cause an estimated 1,500 hospital admissions and 100 deaths per year and the economic burden stemming from these burns is tremendous. According to the researchers, human exposure to hot water at 140F can lead to a serious burn within 3 seconds, and at 120F a serious burn can occur in about 10 minutes. Young children and older adults have thinner skin which burns more quickly putting them at increased risk.

"Hot water temperatures above the Consumer Product Safety Commission's recommended 120F were observed in 41 percent of homes we surveyed, including 27 percent of homes with temperatures at or above 130F. We also found renters were less likely to have safe hot water temperature than homeowners," said Wendy Shields, MPH, lead author of the study and an assistant scientist with the Bloomberg School's Department of Health Policy and Management. "Delivering hot water at a consistent temperature is difficult. As a hot water tank is depleted, replenished and reheated, water temperature will not be constant throughout the tank. In addition, water heater thermostats are not designed to provide precise estimates of water temperatures, making it difficult for residents to assess the exact temperature."

In a community trial to improve home safety, researchers examined the temperature of hot water using a candy thermometer and recorded the characteristics of the hot water heater including the type, date of
'/>"/>

Contact: Natalie Wood-Wright
nwoodwri@jhsph.edu
410-614-6029
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Soybeans soaked in warm water naturally release key cancer-fighting substance
2. Scientists evaluate different antimicrobial metals for use in water filters
3. Analysis will examine safety of in-hospital underwater births
4. Germ Culprits in Moldy, Water-Damaged Buildings Identified
5. Waterpik Water Flosser Reviews Released Today By WaterpikReviews.net
6. With Home Sales Lagging, Watersong Offers Solution for Seniors
7. Annual Beaches Report Finds Water Quality Lacking Along U.S. Shores
8. Early-life exposure to chemical in drinking water may affect vision, study finds
9. Too Much Bottled Water Might Harm Kids Teeth
10. Leveraging bacteria in drinking water to benefit consumers
11. Chemicals From Soaps, Cleansers Found in Minnesota Waterways
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/22/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Oct. ... three Ebola cases in Dallas. But, mental health specialists say ... President Barack Obama on Friday appointed an Ebola "czar" ... infected two Dallas nurses who cared for a Liberian man ... Hospital. But the U.S. cases are miniscule in the ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Shriners Hospitals for Children® and UK HealthCare ... location of Shriners Hospitals for Children - Lexington from ... University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital. The new ... and operated by Shriners Hospitals for Children, and designed ... their families well into the future. , “The quality ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Hay House is ... Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life (Paperback; $10.82) written by ... Yoga & Recovery. This book is meant to help ... a life of recovery. , Recovery 2.0 is not ... Steps; Recovery 2.0 is a guide for what comes next. ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... During the Western United States’ worst ... dangerously low, Southern Oregon’s water is proving resistant to ... lowest mountain snow pack on record in 2014, remain ... autumn.* That was the observation of journalist-hikers Art Bernstein ... Southern Oregon,” during an interview with water advocate Sharon ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Healthcare professionals who are looking for ... home or on-the-go via laptops, tablets or mobile ... premium Seminar-on-Demand CE courses. The new courses add ... hours of CE course offerings, allowing therapy ... such a diverse library, there’s something for everyone. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself 2Health News:Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself 3Health News:Shriners Hospitals for Children - Lexington Announces Plan to Build New $47 Million Facility 2Health News:Shriners Hospitals for Children - Lexington Announces Plan to Build New $47 Million Facility 3Health News:Hay House Announces The Official Release of Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life 2Health News:Hay House Announces The Official Release of Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life 3Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 2Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 3Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 4Health News:Top Provider of Continuing Education at Home Releases 20 New Online Courses 2
... in red grapes, has been shown to improve diabetes ... has been known about how these beneficial changes are ... publication in Endocrinology , a journal of The ... role in mediating resveratrol,s anti-diabetic actions, potentially paving the ...
... ... world’s first chewable super fruit, sea vegetable, antioxidant dietary supplement, at the company’s National ... football player and Super Bowl champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers. , ... Wilmington, NC (Vocus) October 6, 2009 ...
... ... signature solution and HL7 interface for the large home health and hospice provider ... Atlanta, Ga. (PRWEB) ... largest nonprofit home healthcare and hospice provider in Georgia, has implemented the Enterprise Edition ...
... ... (Top Rank Web Designs) is building and giving away 250 Free websites to ... in doing so they have angered rivals and received a number of malicious ... competitors demanding they withdraw their offer to build these 250 free websites for ...
... Through October 31, Breads of the World, the Panera Bread ... Cancer Awareness Month by offering a Pink Ribbon Bagel -- ... and cranberries. A portion of the proceeds from each Pink ... year Panera Bread has partnered with both The Glass Thimble ...
... Donna Shalala, President of the University of Miami and former ... the featured speaker for a candid discussion on health care ... in Washington and with other critical stakeholders around the country. ... care reform in the United States. , Titled, "An ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Future diabetes treatment may use resveratrol to target the brain 2Health News:Jerome Bettis Endorses Chews-4-Health Dietary Supplements 2Health News:Jerome Bettis Endorses Chews-4-Health Dietary Supplements 3Health News:Visiting Nurse-Hospice Atlanta Selects PatientPlacement.com to Automate Intake and Manage Faxes 2Health News:Visiting Nurse-Hospice Atlanta Selects PatientPlacement.com to Automate Intake and Manage Faxes 3Health News:Visiting Nurse-Hospice Atlanta Selects PatientPlacement.com to Automate Intake and Manage Faxes 4Health News:SEO Consultant Top Rank Web Designs Gives Away 250 Free Websites 2Health News:SEO Consultant Top Rank Web Designs Gives Away 250 Free Websites 3Health News:SEO Consultant Top Rank Web Designs Gives Away 250 Free Websites 4Health News:Pink Ribbon Bagel Returns to Fight for a Cure 2Health News:Donna Shalala: A Candid View on Health Care Reform 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... Oct. 22, 2014  Cephasonics, a technology-innovation leader with ... the cQUB™-1 (cQuest Ultrasound Box™-1), the first product in ... and manufactured by Cephasonics for purchase by companies to ... Cephasonics will be showcasing the cQUB-1 for the first ... in Chongqing, China from October ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... -- Antigen Discovery Inc. (ADi), a privately held company ... receipt of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Phase ... of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). The one-year $225,000 ... Microarray Chip, which will contain every protein in all ... the development of safe and effective vaccines and therapies ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... LA VERNE, Calif. , Oct. 22, 2014 ... emergency readiness products, has developed APLS ® ... bag that minimizes the spread of bacteria and ... APLS Body Guard Bio features a ... and finished edges that create a leak-proof inner ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cephasonics Launches the cQUB-1, First Product in New Family of cQUB White-Label Ultrasound Systems Targeted at Medical Applications 2Cephasonics Launches the cQUB-1, First Product in New Family of cQUB White-Label Ultrasound Systems Targeted at Medical Applications 3Biomarker Discovery Company, Antigen Discovery Inc., Awarded an NIH Phase I Small Business Innovation Research Grant to Develop a Pan-HIV Protein Microarray Chip 2New, State-Of-The-Art Body Bag Minimizes The Spread Of Bacteria And Virus 2
... YORK, Nov. 17, 2010 Reportlinker.com announces that ... its catalogue: Global Uro-Gynecological Surgical ... This report analyzes the worldwide markets ... the following segments: Urological Surgical Devices (Sling & ...
... MedImmune announced the winners of its 5th Annual Research ... of scientific leaders performing research in areas of respiratory, ... fellows from around the world were invited to submit ... sponsored by MedImmune, AstraZeneca,s global biologics unit. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Global Uro-Gynecological Surgical Devices Industry 2Reportlinker Adds Global Uro-Gynecological Surgical Devices Industry 3Reportlinker Adds Global Uro-Gynecological Surgical Devices Industry 4Reportlinker Adds Global Uro-Gynecological Surgical Devices Industry 5Reportlinker Adds Global Uro-Gynecological Surgical Devices Industry 6Reportlinker Adds Global Uro-Gynecological Surgical Devices Industry 7Reportlinker Adds Global Uro-Gynecological Surgical Devices Industry 8Reportlinker Adds Global Uro-Gynecological Surgical Devices Industry 9Reportlinker Adds Global Uro-Gynecological Surgical Devices Industry 10Reportlinker Adds Global Uro-Gynecological Surgical Devices Industry 11Reportlinker Adds Global Uro-Gynecological Surgical Devices Industry 12Reportlinker Adds Global Uro-Gynecological Surgical Devices Industry 13Reportlinker Adds Global Uro-Gynecological Surgical Devices Industry 14Reportlinker Adds Global Uro-Gynecological Surgical Devices Industry 15Reportlinker Adds Global Uro-Gynecological Surgical Devices Industry 16Reportlinker Adds Global Uro-Gynecological Surgical Devices Industry 17Reportlinker Adds Global Uro-Gynecological Surgical Devices Industry 18Reportlinker Adds Global Uro-Gynecological Surgical Devices Industry 19Reportlinker Adds Global Uro-Gynecological Surgical Devices Industry 20Reportlinker Adds Global Uro-Gynecological Surgical Devices Industry 21Reportlinker Adds Global Uro-Gynecological Surgical Devices Industry 22Reportlinker Adds Global Uro-Gynecological Surgical Devices Industry 23Reportlinker Adds Global Uro-Gynecological Surgical Devices Industry 24Reportlinker Adds Global Uro-Gynecological Surgical Devices Industry 25Reportlinker Adds Global Uro-Gynecological Surgical Devices Industry 26MedImmune Announces Winners of the 5th Annual Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity Research Abstract Competition 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: