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Dr. Sandy T. Feldman Offers Tips for 4th July Fireworks Safety
Date:6/26/2012

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2012

During the days leading around the July 4th celebration, thousands of people are injured using consumer fireworks. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 8,600 fireworks injuries happen each year (1). Nearly 15% of the injuries occur to one’s eyes and many, result in permanent vision loss (2). More than one half of injuries occur as a result of firecrackers, bottle rockets and sparklers being used by people (3).

Dr. Sandy T. Feldman of ClearView Eye & Laser Medical Center in San Diego wants to remind consumers to leave fireworks to professionals. Potentially blinding injuries can be avoided if families attend a professional public fireworks display instead of putting on a home fireworks display. While the government is committed to cracking down on the manufacture and sale of illegal fireworks (4), it is unfortunate that an alarming 43 percent of targeted shipments contained noncompliant fireworks (1).

“While most people are at least aware that fireworks can be hazardous to your eyes, they forget that eye injuries also occur while watching fireworks displays,” says Dr. Sandy T. Feldman. Standing 500 feet away is necessary.

For a safe and healthy Independence Day celebration this summer, Dr. Feldman urges observance of the following tips:

  •     Never let children play with fireworks of any type, even a sparkler. Sparklers are considered fireworks and can heat up to 2000 degrees.
  •     Leave the lighting of fireworks to trained professionals.
  •     If you find unexploded fireworks remains, do not touch them. Immediately contact your local fire or police departments.
  •     Wear ANSI approved protective eyewear with the Z87 mark this summer to prevent eye injuries.
  •     If you get an eye injury, seek medical help immediately.
References
1.    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11254.html
2.    aao.org
3.    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10282.html
4.    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11062.html
5.    AAO. Eye Injuries: Recent Data and Trends in the U.S.

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