Fireworks on The Fourth of July is an American tradition, it’s a great time to have fun with family and friends. Unfortunately, year after year we hear about critical injuries that occur on July 4th. The Center for Disease Control(CDC) offers safety tips that can keep you and your precious loved ones safe. Here’s what the CDC has to say:
Fireworks-related injuries are most common on July 4 and New Year’s Eve. Fireworks can cause death and injury, including burns, contusions, lacerations, and foreign objects in the eye. Make the choice to protect yourself and your family from fireworks injuries.
- Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
- Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities.
- Avoid buying fireworks packaged in brown paper, which often means they were made for professional displays and could be dangerous for consumers.
- Make sure you, your kids, and others watch fireworks displays from a safe distance.
- Call 911 immediately if someone is injured from fireworks.
by Marjorie Binette, MD