Fireworks, Sparklers, and Other Fourth of July Health Hazards

No Canada Day or Fourth of July holiday is complete without a magical night of fireworks and sparklers. However, as shiny and harmless as firecrackers may seem—even the smallest poppers and bangers can cause serious injury…

 

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1. Fireworks Injuries are Prevalent

2015 statistics from the Fireworks Safety Survey, as commissioned by the American Academy of Ophthalmologists, claim that this year alone approximately 1 in 10 people have already incurred an injury due to a firework, sparkler, or popper.

However, shockingly, 54-percent of those surveyed by Harris Poll in 2015, claim that they believe it’s perfectly safe for children aged 5- to 10-years old to play with sparklers and fireworks.

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