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June 2017

Chemical Burns From Batteries

By | Burn Injuries

Small batteries are everywhere; they fuel our t.v. remotes, our flashlights, and our children’s’ toys. But we often forget about the chemicals contained inside these batteries, and the injuries battery chemicals can cause. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that almost 4,000 people each year suffer battery-related chemical burns that…

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Summer Sun Heats Up Playgrounds

By | Burn Safety

Over the weekend, states from Oklahoma to Arizona to California saw record-breaking temperatures. For children on the playground, these temperatures can spell danger. Playground equipment can get much hotter than the outside temperature. Last summer, a 3-year-old in Utah suffered second-degree burns on her legs after going down a plastic…

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4th of July Firework Safety

By | Burn Safety

The spectacular firework shows we enjoy on the 4th of July are put on with a lot of planning and caution. Around the 4th, fireworks are available everywhere, even your local grocery store. These personal fireworks don’t require the planning, caution, or permits that professional fireworks require, but they can…

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