Everyone loves home fireworks. They are sold everywhere, so they must be safe, right? Not so fast. In a 2016 one-month study period that included July 4, there were an estimated 7,600 fireworks-related injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments. Of those 7,600 emergency visits, 3,000 were kids.* Most fireworks-related injuries are burns and many are really serious. About a quarter will be eye injuries, everything from scratches to burns to what we call “enucleation,” or … Read More
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