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WOMEN’S DRESS A FIRE HAZARD, SHOWN BY INSURANCE RECORDS

Issue 7 and Volume 93.

WOMEN’S DRESS A FIRE HAZARD, SHOWN BY INSURANCE RECORDS Study Made by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Reveals 3 50 Deaths of Housewives in Two Years A LARGE number of women each year in the United States, die victims to feminine fashion of dress. For women’s clothing is unfortunately a definite fire hazard which men, with their closer fitting and heavier garments, escape. Burns sustained in ordinary home activities cause the death of about 1,600 women (over age fifteen) in the United States each year. This includes some 350 deaths from the use of flammable liquids for kindling fires, for dry cleaning, and other purposes; it also includes some 150 deaths through clothes of women catching fire as they warm themselves near open fires or hot stoves. It excludes, however, 350 women who are not counted in this category, but who lose their lives in conflagrations of buildings. Analysis of Accidents…

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