Keep your family safe this summer by following these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). For sun and water safety tips, see this tip sheet. Please feel free to use them in any print or broadcast story, with appropriate attribution of source.
Fireworks can result in severe burns, blindness, scars, and even death.
Fireworks that are often thought to be safe, such as sparklers, can reach temperatures above 1000 degrees Fahrenheit, and can burn users and bystanders.
Families should attend community fireworks displays run by professionals rather than using fireworks at home.
The AAP recommends prohibiting public sale of all fireworks, including those by mail or the internet.
© American Academy of Pediatrics, 2018