25 Surprising Everyday Objects That Can Kill You

We’re all aware of the normal things that can kill you, like guns, heart disease, and mosquitoes. But, what about the everyday objects? You might be surprised about the stuff lying around your house that could kill you. From medicines to sports equipment, plenty of things have the potential to instantly send you to the grave. One wrong move or being at the wrong place at the wrong time can end things pretty quickly. It’s not a great thought, but knowing the hazards around you might also save your life. Curious to find out what deadly objects are near you? Here are 25 Surprising Everyday Objects That Can Kill You.

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Electric Blanket

electric blanketSource: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/455045.stm

Along with beds, your blankets can kill you, too. Well, at least, your electric blankets. Older electric blankets are especially deadly. They cause around 5,000 fires and 20 deaths a year.



iciclesSource: http://newsfeed.time.com/2010/12/14/death-by-icicle-falling-ice-causes-record-number-of-injuries-in-st-petersburg/

If you live in hot climates, you don’t really need to worry about icicles. But, those that live in the northern tundra definitely need to stay on guard. During the winter, icicles can be especially deadly. They cause several injuries and deaths each year.



tylenolSource: https://www.propublica.org/article/tylenol-mcneil-fda-behind-the-numbers

Tylenol or any over the counter drug that’s Acetaminophen can help relieve pain. Unfortunately, it’s also been known to be abused, causing liver damage and death by overdosing. A study by the FDA linked the medication to 980 deaths a year.


Hot Water

boiling waterSource: http://tylervigen.com/view_correlation?id=48876, http://tylervigen.com/view_correlation?id=48876

We all know hot water can be dangerous, but because it’s relatively controlled in the house, we don’t think much of it. Well, think again. On average, 30 to 50 people die a year because of hot water from the tap. This might have even increased thanks to the “hot water challenge” where kids are dared to drink boiling water.



anbesolSource: https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/04/25/warning--fda-issues-alert-that-topical-anesthetics-may-kill-you.aspx

When you or your child has a toothache or canker sore, you might have used Anbesol to help relieve the pain. But, as it turns out, the FDA has warned the medicine with the active ingredient benzocaine could kill you. If used, there’s a potential for developing Methemoglobinemia which reduces the oxygen carried through the bloodstream. You could develop shortness of breath, get blue in the face, and potentially die.

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