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DavisVision Fireworks June18

 

JUNE 2018:
FIREWORKS
SAFETY

 

 

ENJOY A SAFE SHOW

Each year, thousands of Americans visit emergency rooms for fireworks-related injuries. 35% of those injured are under the age of 15. Regulations have helped make fireworks safer, though inherently they remain potentially hazardous. Click here for more information or a print out.

 

FIRECRACKERS 
Firecrackers can cause eye injuries if they erupt at close range. Someone inspecting a firecracker that failed to go off could be the victim of a delayed explosion.

 

BOTTLE ROCKETS 
Bottle rockets are responsible for some of the most serious eye injuries. These fireworks fly erratically and then explode. They can cause everything from eyelid lacerations to total blindness.

 

SPARKLERS 
Sparkers can burn at up to 1,800°F, hot enough for third-degree burns. In the dark, it can be difficult to determine the distance between the end of a lit sparkler and a person’s face.

 

IN CONCLUSION 
The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public display conducted by trained pyrotechnicians. Prevent Blindness America, the American Academy of Opthalmology and the National Fire Protection Association agree that it’s best to leave firework shows to the professionals.

 

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