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Jordan Coriza, Department of Public Health

Jordan is the Director of Ethnic Media Engagement for the Department.

Child_looking_from_closed_window Com a onda de calor que temos tido ultimamente, muitas pessoas mantêm as janelas de casa abertas para ajudar com o calor e a umidade. Contudo, é importante tomar as precauções necessárias para reduzir o risco de quedas dessas janelas abertas. As quedas são a terceira causa de morte por lesão no estado e a principal causa de hospitalizações e visitas ao pronto-socorro por lesões.

A maioria das quedas pode ser facilmente prevenida seguindo estes simples passos:

  • Fique de olho nas crianças. Lembre que as telas para insetos não protegem as crianças de caírem das janelas.
  • Mantenha trancadas todas as janelas que estiverem fechadas.
  • Afaste os móveis (inclusive camas) das janelas.
  • Abra as janelas corrediças de cima para baixo, não de baixo para cima.
  • Instale grades portáteis nas suas janelas – poderá adquiri-las em quase qualquer loja de ferragens.

Para obter mais informação sobre como prevenir as quedas de janelas – especialmente para idosos e crianças – confira o site do programa de prevenção de lesões.

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