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Fireworks Safety: Be Safe Celebrating This Year

June 24, 20159 min
The AAP recommends prohibiting public sale of all fireworks, including those by mail or the Internet.Fireworks are a way to celebrate the arrival of summer nights, and America's national holiday, the fourth of July.However, even though the use of fireworks is illegal in some states, that still doesn't stop people from buying and shooting them off. This can lead and increase risk of a serious injury to you and your family.What are some firework safety tips?First, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) continues to urge families NOT to buy fireworks for their own or their children's use. you should try to avoid using fireworks at your home and attend a community display of fireworks that are showcased by professionals.Dr. Deborah Mulligan shares firework precautions to follow this summer to keep you and your family safe.

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