Burn sparkler burn – but don’t burn me!

There is danger and excitement both that comes with handling fireworks. Last year, eight people died and over 11,000 people were injured from firework accidents, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Interestingly, the CPSC says 65% of those injuries happened in the 30-day period before the 4th of July. The main three types of firework injuries that show up at hospital emergency departments come from bottle rockets, firecrackers and sparklers. Just when you thought that sparklers would be a safe fun thing for the 4th… Sparklers burn at around 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit! That can cause third-degree burns with just a touch and catch clothes and other items on fire in mere seconds. Fireworks are basically low-level explosives that can change lives forever with severe burns, lost fingers and blindness, among things. Watch you kiddos, use your noggin and be safe this 4th!

Run froggie run!

Run froggie run!

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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