Post by Sophia Simmons

By PSU EcoMerge Capstone - 12:33 PM

Many people have happy childhood memories of playing with sparklers and watching little pandas climb bamboo with the add of a flame. However, not all children are so lucky as to have these happy memories.
Following the cases seen in a large ER shows the large variety of injuries that can be inflicted by fireworks onto children. Often the children were just bystanders watching adults light the fireworks that ultimately burned the children. Some of the children were so badly burned they required a hospital stay;some requiring surgery and leaving with permanent burn marks. And one poor child died as a result of their encounter with the fireworks.
Common injuries were the eyes, the hands, and the lower extremities.

Want to learn more? visit:
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/98/1/1

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