Deaths by Month

Throughout the year, our daily activities change in response to seasons and weather. In winter, we may be more likely to use candles, fireplaces and space heaters, therefore home fires are more prevalent. In the summer, drowning deaths are more common as we participate in more water-related activities.

Temperature extremes also affect our health and wellbeing; hypothermia is more of concern in the winter, while in the summer, heat stroke is a problem. This infographic highlights some of the seasonal risks we face:

Source: National Safety Council analysis of National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) – Mortality data for 2016, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program.

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