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2014-07-04 23:02:53

Dr. Michael Tracy, ophthalmologist in San Diego, wants to help patients stay safe during the upcoming Fourth of July weekend by preventing serious eye injuries during celebrations. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 04, 2014 Though Independence Day is a time for celebration, one must be careful when handling fireworks and other objects, as they can cause major damage if not handled properly. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, consumer fireworks during the Fourth of July weekend...

2014-07-02 23:03:47

As July 4th celebrations often include fireworks, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute urges families to celebrate with caution this Fourth of July holiday. The dangers of consumer fireworks include blindness, as well as injuries to the head, face, and hands. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 As July 4th celebrations often include fireworks, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute urges families to celebrate with caution this Fourth of July holiday. The dangers of consumer fireworks include blindness, as...

2014-07-02 23:01:50

Doctors at Wills Eye Hospital Remind Independence Day Revelers that Fireworks are Not Toys Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 With the Fourth of July holiday just days away, ophthalmologists at Wills Eye Hospital are reminding the public that fireworks are not toys and can lead to devastating eye injuries. Despite the popularity of consumer fireworks, the devices can cause blindness and disfigurement and each year they prompt severe injuries across the nation including corneal burns,...

2014-06-29 23:00:06

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPS) about 200 people go to the emergency room with fireworks injuries every day during the month surrounding the 4th of July. AccidentAttorneys.org has provided individuals with a safety guide for the fireworks season. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Recognizing that a seemingly safe and alluring sparkler — which burns at nearly 1200 degrees — will injure dozens of Americans this Independence Day and summer that most often...

2014-06-25 08:27:22

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using consumer fireworks on our nation's birthday is as traditional as cookouts and parades. And it is equally safe if a few common sense rules are followed, says Nancy Blogin, President of National Council on Fireworks Safety. "We want consumers to be safe from beginning to end when enjoying their fireworks. We want there to be a safe place to shoot, to have a designated shooter that takes responsibility for the show and to have the...

2014-06-20 08:23:29

Texas Ophthalmological Association Offers Tips for Fireworks Safety AUSTIN, Texas, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- June is Fireworks Eye Safety Awareness Month, and the Texas Ophthalmological Association (TOA) wants to remind consumers to leave fireworks to professionals. "Too many Fourth of July celebrations are ruined because a child has to be rushed to the emergency room after a fireworks accident," said Sidney K. Gicheru, MD, TOA President, who practices in Irving, Texas....

2014-06-12 16:26:19

Eye physicians and surgeons remind the public that fireworks are not toys SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually on consumer fireworks, which cause more than 9,000 injuries a year.(1,2) With the Fourth of July holiday just weeks away, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is reminding the public that fireworks are not toys but incendiary devices that can cause devastating eye injuries. The Academy is issuing tips to help deter...

2013-12-30 08:24:54

Nation's leading fireworks distributer encourages safe celebrations FLORENCE, Ala., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "As we ring in 2014 with fireworks and sparklers, it's important to keep safety top of mind," says Sherri Fallin, spokesperson for TNT Fireworks East. Americans use more than six times the amount of fireworks now than they did less than 40 years ago. In that same time period, fireworks-related injuries in the United States have plummeted, according to the U.S. Consumer Products...

2013-07-04 23:01:14

Children and adults alike have purchased fireworks in order to celebrate Independence Day in style. To prevent a spike in burn-related injuries, the Bernard Law Group is offering Washington residents a series of important safety tips that can help ensure holiday celebrations don’t turn tragic. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) July 04, 2013 Viewing fireworks displays is a tradition for many families, but some people want to take a more active role in proceedings. All across Washington and...

2013-07-03 23:21:54

All Hands Fire Equipment has released important safety tips for the Independence Day Holiday Week, specifically regarding the use of potentially dangerous fireworks. Neptune, NJ (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 It is believed that the first fireworks were introduced by the Chinese in the 800’s. Bamboo shoots were filled with gunpowder and ignited on the New Year. Whether this story is true or not, fireworks have been incredibly popular for hundreds of years. Fireworks have been used to deter...


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