Posts Tagged: fireworks

Fireworks are risky; here’s how to stay safe

Thousands of people suffer firework-related injuries each year, with 90% of those injuries happening between June 16 and July 16. The most common firework-related injuries doctors at UofL Hospital see each year impact the eyes, face, hands and fingers. The injuries can range from minor burns to death. UofL Hospital is home to the only…
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Tips for a safe fireworks season

As families in Kentucky and Indiana get ready for a special Fourth of July celebrating our nation’s birthday, UofL Physicians – Eye Specialists highlights the importance for everyone to practice proper fireworks safety. Ocular injuries related to fireworks can often be devastating. A fireworks blast can rupture the globe, cause chemical and thermal burns, corneal abrasions,…
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Think safety for New Year’s fireworks

If you choose to mark the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve with the bang of fireworks, take steps to keep the celebration safe. An eye injury is no way to start the new year. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that nearly 12,000 people were treated in emergency rooms for fireworks-related injuries in…
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Keep an eye on fireworks safety

Fireworks can be a fun way to celebrate Independence Day, but too often celebrations end with injuries or a trip to the emergency room. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that nearly 12,000 people were treated in emergency rooms for fireworks-related injuries in the United States in 2015, and about 2,000 of those were eye…
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Fireworks safety for your family

Fireworks are beautiful and fun. They are often used at celebrations and on holidays. Yet, as an advocate for children’s safety and a pediatrician, I am all too aware that accidents happen—but there are ways we can protect our children from the dangers and still enjoy our festivities. First, igniting fireworks should be left to…
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