Is Your Electric Blanket Safe?
Winter is upon you if you live in the northern hemisphere, and with this challenging economy you are probably interested in lowering your thermostat and conserving energy while still staying warm.
An electric blanket seems like a good idea. You can turn the thermostat down at bedtime and stay comfortable throughout the night.
But the central question is: Are they safe?
It’s true — electric blankets are convenient and cost effective. But it is important to know that they may also be hazardous to your health.
In addition to the fire danger associated with a defective or an old, worn electric blanket, there is also another health risk to consider — the electromagnetic field you’ll be sleeping under for several hours every night.