The Fourth of July is a holiday full of family, friends, and of course, fireworks and so the American Academy of Pediatrics is offering a few safety tips to ensure your celebration is fun and safe!
Keep your family safe this summer by following these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
- Fireworks can result in severe burns, blindness, scars, and even death.
- Fireworks that are often thought to be safe, such as sparklers, can reach temperatures above 1000 degrees Fahrenheit and can burn users and bystanders.
- Families should attend community fireworks displays run by professionals rather than using fireworks at home.
- The AAP recommends prohibiting public sale of all fireworks, including those by mail or the internet.