Five Minutes or Less for Health Weekly Tip: Leave Fireworks to Professionals
Fireworks-related injuries are most common on July 4th and New Year’s Eve. Fireworks can cause death and injury, including burns, contusions, lacerations, and foreign objects in the eye. Make the choice to protect you and your family from firework injuries.
- Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
- Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities.
- Leave the fireworks to trained professionals.
- Make sure you, your kids, and others watch fireworks displays from a safe distance.
- Call 911 immediately if someone is injured from fireworks.
Fireworks Safety (CPSC)
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Page last modified: June 4, 2012
Page last reviewed: June 4, 2012