Accidents

Risk: high
Accidents
Unintentional injuries caused by falls, traffic accidents or unintentional poisoning (such as drug overdose) are a leading cause of death, and the first cause of death for those between 1 and 45 years old.

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How can you prevent Accidents

Limit alcohol intake

Benefit: very high
Limit alcohol intake

For a blood alcohol level of 0.15%, the risk of causing an accident is 25 times higher. Never drink and drive.

Alcohol abuse affects both physical and mental health. While a moderate alcohol intake (up to 1 drink/day for women, 2 drinks/day for men) can have health benefits, excessive consumption causes a wide range of psychiatric, neurological and cardiovascular problems, liver disease and other conditions.

Can prevent: cancer, coronary artery disease, stroke, hypertension, accidents

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Keep eyes on the road

Benefit: moderate
Keep eyes on the road

Accidents are the top cause of death for those 1-45 years old. Talking on the phone, reading messages, eating, reaching for objects and other distractions are causing up to 80% of car crashes. Putting down the distractions and staying focused on driving can prevent many injuries and deaths.

Can prevent: accidents

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