We're not smart cookies when it comes to eating cookie dough, and too often engage in all kinds of other risky behavior.
Those are the findings of a Consumer Reports telephone survey of 1,000 adults.
It found nearly 3 of every 4 Americans put cotton swabs inside their ears, risking a perforated eardrum. Nearly 4 in 10 admit eating raw cookie dough, which can carry salmonella.
Only half the respondents have a carbon monoxide detector at home and 61 percent don't have a rubber mat in the shower. Thirteen percent admitted sometimes drinking beer while using power tools.
The margin of error of 3 percentage points.
An earlier report on the survey found that 58 percent never wear a helmet while bicycling and 27 percent never use sunscreen.