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Safety in Numbers

by Sam Margulies

In the past 10 years:

8,000 Americans have been killed by terrorists.

33,000 Americans have been killed by fires.

34,000 Americans have been killed by drowning.

48,000 Americans have been killed by pedestrian accidents.

85,000 Americans have been killed by handgun homicides.

152,000 Americans have been killed by accidental poisoning.

170,000 Americans have been killed by drunk drivers.

366,000 Americans have been killed by motor vehicle accidents.

650,000 Americans have been killed by work-related injuries.

and occupational illness.

1,000,000 Americans have been killed by medical errors.

4,000,000 Americans have been killed by cigarettes.

Ever wonder what might make us safer?

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