Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. Yet, the thrill of fireworks can also bring pain. In the U.S., 240 people, on average, go the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries during the four weeks surrounding the July 4th holiday. The most commonly injured body parts are hands and fingers, head, face, ears and eyes.
Remember, fireworks can be dangerous, causing serious burn and eye injuries. You can help prevent fireworks-related injuries and deaths by working with a national, state or local organization where you live to promote fireworks safety in your community.
The best suggestion, of course, is to attend a professional fireworks event in your community. If you do want to use fireworks yourself, Make sure they are legal in your area before buying or using them. Follow these safety tips when using fireworks: