Fireworks - How to Have a Safe Fourth
Getting together with friends to watch fireworks on the Fourth of July is as American as, well, barbecue and baked beans. But watching fireworks is one thing and handling them is another.
In 2007 nearly 10,000 Americans were treated in emergency rooms for firework-related injuries. Eleven of these people did not survive their injuries.
The National Mall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported that 64 percent of these injuries occurred during the one month period surrounding the July 4th holiday.
Who is most likely to be injured by fireworks?
When and where do these injuries happen?
- Allergic Skin Disorders
- Bacterial Skin Diseases
- Bites and Infestations
- Diseases of Pigment
- Fungal Skin Diseases
- Medical Anatomy and Illustrations
- Noncancerous, Precancerous & Cancerous Tumors
- Oral Health Conditions
- Papules, Scales, Plaques and Eruptions
- Scalp, Hair and Nails
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
- Vascular, Lymphatic and Systemic Conditions
- Viral Skin Diseases
- Additional Skin Conditions