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Although the solution is just a plumbing service call away, scalding in the tub or shower is still a severe problem throughout the U.S. — especially for the very young and the elderly. It's easy for a two-year-old standing in the bathtub to reach up and turn the water on to full hot — possibly to get blasted with dangerously hot water. Elderly bathers may also be at risk because their reaction time is slower and their sensitivity to heat may be lower than normal. Or they may panic and turn the wrong handle or turn the handle in the wrong direction. Either way, by the time help comes, it may be too late. Scalding can also