Parents Can Stop Injuries From Holiday Fireworks, says Mississippi State
Every day in the weeks leading up to the 4th of July, over 200 individuals visit emergency rooms due to firework related injuries. This year, Mississippi State University suggests families, especially those with young children, indulge in other festivities such as glow sticks, confetti, and their local fireworks show put on by trained professionals. Even sparklers, which may seem innocent, can leave lasting injuries. In fact, MSU notes that sparklers are the leading cause of firework related injuries, as they can reach a temperature of 1,200 degrees – hot enough to melt metal. So, keep your kids and yourself safe this year, and enjoy the 4th responsibly!