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Many toxic chemicals are found in the average home garage. In order to protect your children, consider taking preventative measures to avoid catastrophe. Something as simple as installing a fire detector is a step toward proper garage safety. Carbon monoxide detectors are also a good investment, as that gas is quite common in a car garage. Depending on the size of your garage, you should have at least one fire extinguisher as well. A good rule of thumb is to have one fire extinguisher per car in your garage. And don't forget to get them routinely checked!
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|