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Fireworks, Sparklers, and Other Fourth of July Health Hazards

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No Canada Day or Fourth of July holiday is complete without a magical night of fireworks and sparklers. However, as shiny and harmless as firecrackers may seem—even the smallest poppers and bangers can cause serious injury…

 

1. Fireworks Injuries are Prevalent

2015 statistics from the Fireworks Safety Survey, as commissioned by the American Academy of Ophthalmologists, claim that this year alone approximately 1 in 10 people have already incurred an injury due to a firework, sparkler, or popper.

However, shockingly, 54-percent of those surveyed by Harris Poll in 2015, claim that they believe it’s perfectly safe for children aged 5- to 10-years old to play with sparklers and fireworks.

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