Sparklers are a major cause of firework related eye injuries

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Sparklers are as hot as a blowtorch
Photo courtesy Northshore Fire

The Northshore Fire department warns that sparklers are a major cause of firework related eye injuries each year.

19% of all injuries related to fireworks are eye injuries. The risk for injury is much higher for ages 15-24 and children under 10.

Heating up to 2,000 degrees, sparklers are the number one cause of fireworks injuries requiring trips to the emergency room. That's as hot as a blow torch.

Exercise extreme caution when children are around fireworks of any kind.


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