This piece was originally published in the January 2018 issue of electroindustry.
Andrea Viñas, Communications Coordinator, Electrical Safety Foundation International
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, adults 65 and older are 2.4 times as likely as the general population to die in fires. For those 85 and older, the risk is 3.6 times higher. Fires are more common during winter months, in part due to increased use of heating equipment.
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