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Burn Awareness Week: Common Causes of Burns

HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS:

Not all burns are caused by fire! They can also be caused by common household products like cleaners, weed killers and pool chemicals. Keep these locked away and out of reach of children!

 

 

 

HOT LIQUIDS AND STEAM

Not all burns are caused by fire! Did you know that scald burns (caused by hot liquids or steam) are the number one cause of burn injury for children under the age of five? For scald prevention tips, visit http://flashsplash.org/

 

 

ELECTRICITY:

Not all burns are caused by fire! Electricity can cause burns when a plugged-in appliance comes into contact with water the power supply is not shut down before making home repairs, or if a child bites on electrical cords. Keep your family safe from electrical burns.

 

 

HOT SURFACES:

Not all burns are caused by fire! Coming into contact with household items such as irons, hair straighteners, the glass front of a fireplace or the stove can also cause devastating burn injuries.

 

OPEN FLAME:

Common, everyday items such as candles, matches and lighters, and fun family activities such as campfires can cause devastating injuries!

 

 

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