AAP Offers Fireworks Safety Tips

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).

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  • 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.

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