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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,...

2014-07-02 12:29:22

CINCINNATI, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fireworks can result in severe burns, scars and disfigurement that can last a lifetime. Fireworks that are often thought to be safe, such as sparklers, can reach temperatures above 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, and can burn users and bystanders. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110406/MM79025LOGO In 2012, an estimated 8,700 people were treated in U.S. emergency departments for fireworks injuries. In 2012, 60% of all fireworks injuries...

2014-07-01 23:01:30

Making wise safety choices is the key to preventing injuries and protecting against fire loss due to fireworks. Rainbow International offers firework safety tips to prevent injuries and fires this holiday. Waco, TX (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 While fireworks on the Fourth of July provide the sparkle and pop for celebrating America’s independence, the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) states that mishandling fireworks causes thousands of personal injuries and contributes to an increase of...

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...

2014-06-26 12:26:01

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges consumers to celebrate safely. A new CPSC study issued today highlights an increase in the number of fireworks-related deaths and injuries. Device malfunction and improper use are associated with the most injuries. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20030904/USCSCLOGO In 2013, there were eight deaths and an estimated 11,400...

2014-06-20 20:20:47

Orthopaedic surgeons provide safety tips ROSEMONT, Ill, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amid the family barbecues and parades each Independence Day is the popular tradition of fireworks displays. While many families take to their neighborhood parks to watch these magnificent bursts of colors, others opt to create a spectacle in their own backyards. While many people see fireworks as harmless entertainment, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) wants revelers to take...

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...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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