How to Avoid Burns from Fireworks, the Grill and the Sun

Man GrillingThe Fourth of July is a holiday filled with fireworks, food and fun in the sun! Before enjoying your holiday weekend, make sure you are taking the right safety precautions to avoid getting burned this summer.

Fireworks burns

In 2014, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission [1] reported 10,500 people treated in ERs across the country due to fireworks-related injuries. Over half of injuries were burns to the hands and face.

Stay out of the ER with these tips:

Grill burns

Hot dogs on the grill? Perfection. Your skin sizzling from a grilling injury? Not so fun.


While taking precautions against sunburn may seem like an unwelcome interruption to your summer fun, sunburns can cause long-lasting damage to your skin.

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