WASHINGTON -- America is becoming a safer place to live, according to an alliance of consumer groups.
An annual comprehensive report on health and safety showed deaths are down from car wrecks and home accidents, people are smoking fewer cigarettes and drinking less alcohol, more folks are buckling their seat belts, and more Americans
are trying to eat healthier foods.
"We have demonstrated through our successes that we know how to make the world a safer, healthier place," said Stephen Brobeck, executive director of the Consumer Federation of America. Brobeck is also chairman of the Coalition for Health and Safety, the alliance of consumer, health and insurer groups that yesterday issued the report, "The Nation's Health and Safety: A Status Report 1991."