June 29, 2022
“Around July 4th, emergency physicians see an increase in burns and severe injuries to hands, fingers or eyes from firework and sparkler mishaps,” says Leigh Vinocur, MD, an emergency physician in Maryland and a spokesperson for the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
“Nobody wants to spend a holiday in the emergency department if they can help it. The best option is to leave the fireworks to the professionals, but if you choose to use your own, there are precautions you can take to make sure an injury doesn’t ruin your celebration,” Dr. Vinocur says.
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