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May 2017

Sunscreens Causing Sunburns

By | Burn Injuries

A three-year-old in Virginia has suffered second-degree burns when his sunscreen failed to protect him during a trip to the beach. Jennifer Sayers, the mother of three-year-old Liam, applied Banana Boat SPF 50+ kids spray sunscreen to Liam multiple times throughout their 5-hour visit to the beach, and Liam seemed…

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Tooth Whitening Causes Chemical Burns

By | Burn Injuries

Tooth whitening has become so common that we can buy kits in the drugstore and do it ourselves. Whitening toothpastes, strips, and gels are readily sold as an easy, cheap means of improving teeth. But at-home tooth-whitening products carry a risk of serious injury for some users. These products usually…

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Know Your Smoke Detector!

By | Burn Safety

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there were 1,240,000 home fires in 2013 that resulted in 15,925 injuries, 3,240 deaths, and over $11.5 billion in property damage. The deadliest part of home fires is not the fires themselves, but the smoke. Smoke detectors are an easy solution that can keep…

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