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Accident and Emergency
You're much more likely to die from illness or old age (at the moment!) but it's still worth minimising your chances of dying from the unexpected.
About 50 people die every day in the UK of "external causes" - which gives you a one in a million chance of not making it to tomorrow. Coincidentally (or maybe because of it's applicable size) this is also the definition of a micromort.
The most common causes of accidental death are:
- Road traffic accidents
- Falls - especially for the elderly and children
- Drowning - many deaths are in people who did not intend to be in the water (e.g. walkers)
- Poisoning - including householdchemicals, medications and carbon monoxide exposure
- Fires and Burns - make sure smoke alarms are Installed and tested regularly
- Choking and suffocation - especially children due to swallowing small objects or foods
- Electrical accidents - don't overload sockets and keep electrical appliances away from water
Implementing safety measures, raising awareness about risks, and adopting preventive practices can significantly reduce the incidence of these accidents.
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