Fireworks-Related Injuries by the Numbers

Fireworks-Related Injuries by the Numbers

Every year before the Fourth of July, doctors and firefighters warn about the dangers of fireworks. And every year, the number of fireworks injuries grows. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and American Academy of Pediatrics want that to change.<\/p>\n

In the past 15 years, fireworks-related injuries increased 25%, the CPSC states in a new report<\/a>. At least nine people died in accidents involving fireworks, and 11,500 people made emergency room visits because of firework injuries last year, the CPSC\u2019s office says.<\/p>\n

In addition to bodily harm, property damage from fireworks is also a major problem. The

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