Health Tip: Use Fireworks Safely
(HealthDay News) -- Fireworks can make for a spectacular
celebration, but they can also cause serious injury.
The Nemours Foundation offers these firework safety
- Never let children play with fireworks.
- When you purchase fireworks (never attempt to make your own),
make sure you choose only ones that are legal. They should be
labeled with the manufacturer's information. Illegal ones often
- Only use fireworks outdoors, and make sure you have a hose and
water bucket close by.
- Never try to reignite a dud.
- Never fool with fireworks or aim them in the direction of
- When lighting fireworks, don't keep them in your hand.
- Set off fireworks away from homes, brushes and shrubs that
could catch fire. Only light one at a time.
- Once fireworks have gone off, soak them in a bucket of water
before disposing of them in the trash.
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