(HealthDay News) -- More than 450,000 burn injuries occur each year in the United States, the American Burn Association says.
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency suggests how to help prevent burns and scalds in the kitchen:
- Place objects on the stove so they cannot be pulled down or knocked over.
- Turn pot handles away from the stove's edge.
- Use a dry oven mitt or potholder. Hot cookware can heat moisture in a potholder or hot pad, causing a scald burn.
- Wear short, close-fitted rolled sleeves while cooking.
- Maintain a "kid-free zone" of at least three feet around the stove.
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