Electricity in the home is so commonplace that it's easy to forget how
dangerous it can be. According to the American Institute for Preventive
Medicine, an electrical shock can knock you unconscious, cause a serious
burn, or even stop your heartbeat.
Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to reduce the risk.
• Install safety plugs in outlets that young children can reach.
• Never plug in anything with a frayed or otherwise damaged power