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What won’t you find at the home of Dr. Seth Podolsky? He’s vice chair of the Cleveland Clinic Emergency Services Institute. And he says having these two things at your home is a recipe for disaster: Power washers and extension ladders. He says his ER team regularly treats patients for head trauma and collapsed lungs after they’ve fallen off really high ladders. And what’s up with power washers? The high-speed, powerful spray can easily cause lacerations and penetrating injuries from the jet of water itself, and any debris it might dislodge, like rocks and paint chips that shoot out like bullets.

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