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Holidays like the Fourth of July and other celebrations can be fun times with great memories. But make sure everyone knows about fireworks safety.
If not handled properly, fireworks can cause burns and eye injuries in kids and adults. The best way to protect your family is not to use any fireworks at home — period. Attend public fireworks displays, and leave the lighting to the professionals.
Lighting fireworks at home isn’t even legal in many areas, so if you still want to use them, be sure to check with your local police department first.
If fireworks are legal where you live, keep these safety tips in mind:
If a child is injured by fireworks, immediately go to a doctor or hospital.
If an eye injury happens:
If your child is burned:
Fireworks are meant to be enjoyed, but you’ll enjoy them much more knowing your family is safe.
Scald burns from hot water and other liquids are the most common type of burn young kids get. Here’s what to do if your child is burned.
Take the time now to review fire safety facts and tips to prevent fires in your home.
Burns are a potential hazard in every home. In fact, burns – especially scalds from hot water and liquids – are some of the most common childhood accidents. Here’s how to protect kids from burns.
Fireworks safety starts with the manufacturer, but it ends with you! Read these tips on handling fireworks safely and have a blast on the Fourth!
Fireworks are cool to watch, but it’s best to let the professionals set them off. Find out more in this article for kids.
You can treat many minor eye irritations by flushing the eye, but more serious injuries require medical attention.
Burns, especially scalds from hot water and liquids, are some of the most common childhood accidents. Minor burns often can be safely treated at home, but more serious burns require medical care.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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