Zhongxin.com, Nov. 22 According to the US Chinese website, Thanksgiving Day can be said to be the most important family reunion day in the United States, and it is also one of the most dangerous festivals of the year. People drink alcohol, cook turkeys, or go on a trip on the fourth Thursday of November, and “black five” is snapped up. At the same time, the risk of food poisoning, excessive drinking, fire, and car accidents is greatly increased.
But there are ways to protect yourself. The following are recommendations from security experts.
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The most prone to family fires
Thanksgiving is often the peak of family cooking fires. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the incidence of family fires on Thanksgiving is three times that of any day of the year.
Other statistics show that unattended cooking is a major cause of fire in home cooking fires. In terms of cooking equipment, fryers are the biggest culprit. In addition, other causes of fire include overheating of the oil, overheating of the heating pan extension line, and accidental exposure of the curtain to the fire.
Jim & Bull, president of New York Firefighting Consulting, said that when people fry turkey, the moisture in the turkey can cause hot oil to spill, causing fires and burns. Brock suggested that families with yards in their homes should cook the frying pan outside, so that even if there is a frying pan, the house will not catch fire.
Fatful car accidents
On the Thanksgiving weekend, millions of Americans choose to drive or fly, so they can celebrate their holiday with their loved ones. .
The American Automobile Association (AAA) predicts that 54.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles away from home this Thanksgiving. This is the highest number in more than 10 years, an increase of nearly 5% over last year. Among them, 48.5 million people intend to drive.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA), Thanksgiving is a holiday with a fatal car accident. Nearly 400 people die each year and nearly 50,000 are injured.
However, many accidents can be prevented. NHSTA said that in 2015, 53% of people who died in a car accident during Thanksgiving were killed because they did not wear seat belts. Also, be careful not to drunk. Between 2012 and 2016, more than 800 people were killed in car accidents involving alcoholism during the Thanksgiving weekend.
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stuffing turkey may cause food poisoning
Filling the turkey with stuffing is an ancient Thanksgiving tradition, millions of Americans Still following this tradition. However, if you choose to cook the filling in a turkey instead of cooking the filling alone, it may cause food poisoning.
The US Food and Drug Administration recommends that poultry should have an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit during cooking to kill bacteria. However, when it comes to filling the filling, the situation changes. Because the raw juice containing bacteria in the turkey cavity is absorbed by the turkey stuffing.
Martin & Bull; Baknafic, a food safety expert at the University of Pennsylvania, said: “Once you do this, the filling should reach 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Since the filling will be slower to cook than the turkey, the turkey will overcook when it reaches the desired temperature.
However, if you cook a turkey that is “perfect”, the filling will be half-baked and may cause foodborne illness.
Barnavić suggested that the solution to this situation is simple, using a separate pot to cook the filling. If you still want to fill the turkey with the filling, wait until the turkey is cooked. He also suggested that family chefs prepare their own food thermometers to avoid cooking time.
Feeding your pets with more food for Thanksgiving
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recommends not feeding your pets any traditional Thanksgiving food. AVMA President John de Jong said that during his 33-year medical career, he occasionally received a call from a pet owner to report an accident caused by their dog eating during Thanksgiving.
It is understood that fat foods such as turkey skin are difficult to digest, causing stomach upset, nausea and diarrhea. In addition, many foods believed to be healthy for humans are actually toxic to cats and dogs, including garlic, grapes, onions, raisins and dark chocolate.
AVMA also warned that if a pet accidentally swallows turkey bones, it can cause many problems, including intestinal obstruction and organ puncture.Or small bones constipation. Deqiong said that the bone may also rupture in the pet’s mouth, esophagus or digestive tract and cause disease.