Fireworks injuries

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Fireworks injuries
Mon, 07-01-2013 - 10:07am

Have you ever been injured by fireworks from 4th of July celebrations? You aren't alone. According to Health Day News, fireworks can easily send you to the emergency room. "Many people consider consumer fireworks to be harmless fun, when in fact they can be extremely dangerous, especially when used by or near children and adolescents," Boston orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tamara Rozental, spokesperson for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, said in an academy news release.

"If caution is not used and safety guidelines are not adhered to, fireworks can cause serious injuries to the hands and fingers as well as the eyes," Rozental said." read more