Mayo Clinic Emergency medicine physican talks fireworks safety heading into 4th of July weekend

For many, the Fourth of July holiday is a time to celebrate with barbecues, parades and fireworks. But, experts say, when it comes to fireworks, it’s best to leave it to the professionals.  Dr. Neha Raukar, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, stated to KAUS News that every year, thousands of people are admitted into emergency departments across the country because of injuries caused by fireworks….


If consumer fireworks are legal where you live, some tips from the National Safety Council include never allowing young children to handle fireworks, always having adult supervision, wearing protective eyewear, never holding lighted fireworks in your hands, never throwing or pointing fireworks at another person, only lighting one firework at a time and watching them from a safe distance.  Dr. Raukar added that no one who is lighting fireworks should be drinking at the same time….

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