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Literacy is a safety issue

Low health literacy in older Americans is linked to poorer health status and a higher risk of death, according to a new evidence report by HHS’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Adults with limited literacy may find it difficult to read or understand critical fire safety information. Without this information, these adults and their families are at a greater risk for loss, injury, or death due to fire.

http://www.proliteracy.org/keystosafety/index.asp