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The number of Americans who suffered eye injuries from fireworks nearly doubled from 700 in 2016 to 1,200 in 2017

Tonight everyone will be staring up into the sky saying oooggghhhh  and aaaaahhhhh  except for a select few, who will be in charge of lighting them all and if that is YOU than be aware and more importantly be careful,  as A new study from the American Academy of Ophthalmology shows that the number of U.S. residents who suffered eye injuries from fireworks nearly doubled from 700 in 2016 to 1,200 in 2017.

UPI reports that most injuries are caused by legal fireworks that parents buy for their children, including sparklers, firecrackers, bottle rockets, and Roman candles. Firefighters, EMT’s and everyone in the medical field recommends that anyone planning to set off their own fireworks wears protective eyewear, among other precautions.

1. Anyone setting off their own fireworks should wear protective eyewear.

2. Keep a Bucket of water on hand in case of emergency

3. Be sure that all used fireworks are completely out and not in a trash can where a fire can start and lite your neighbor’s house up , and be a good neighbor clean up after yourself

 

 

 

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