8 Health Risks In Your Own Backyard

black couple grilling during family outing
You have a fence around your pool, you’re not a lighter fluid fiend, and you generally steer clear of planting anything known to be poisonous. So you have nothing to worry about, right? Actually, there are a few outdoor dangers you may not be aware of. Here are eight of the most common—and all are easily remedied:

1. Dangerous Grill Placement

Is your grill right next to the edge of your deck? You may want to move it. A charcoal grill next to combustibles (say, a wooden deck rail or low-hanging tree branches) is a leading cause of BBQ fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association.