Explosive Fireworks Injure Children

By: Millie Warren Email
By: Millie Warren Email

Sparklers can reach temperatures of 1,800 degrees and can easily ignite clothing.  

Sparklers are a leading cause of firework-related injury.
 
Supervision is not enough to prevent injuries. Firework-related injuries often happen when a parent or an adult is present.
 
1 in 4 firework-related injuries to children occurs to those standing by. 
 
Even if you do not allow your child to touch fireworks, they can still be seriously injured if they are around others who are using fireworks. 

RENO, NV - This Fourth of July, Americans will celebrate their freedom by shooting fireworks into the sky, however, this is a time where many can become injured.

According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 8,700 firework-related injuries were treated in emergency departments in 2012.

Children younger than 15 will account for 4 out of 10 firework-related injuries, according to the Nationwide Children's Hospital.

The Nationwide Children's Hospital provides tips on what to keep in mind when celebrating this day with your family.

For more information on how to keep your family safe, visit the Nationwide Children's Hospital's website.


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