Risky Behaviors

A survey from Consumer Reports looked at some other risky behaviors we engage in.

• Nearly 75 percent put cotton swabs inside their ears.

• 69 percent of us drive at least 10 miles per hour over the speed limit.

• 37 percent leave items on the stairs at home.

• 31 percent occasionally use the top step of a ladder.

• 13 percent sometimes have a beer while using a power tool or mower.

• 43 percent let their kids play on a trampoline.

• 61 percent don’t have a rubber mat in the tub or shower.

• 21 percent don’t change batteries in smoke alarms yearly.

• 32 percent don’t eat burgers only well done.

• 9 percent of us don’t read the warnings that come with our prescription.

• 70 percent never use hearing protection with a mower or leaf blower.

• Half of us never unplug the toaster when not in use