Navigation Links
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.

  • '/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Mayo Clinic offers newly approved treatment for acid reflux disease
2. Wilderness Medicine founder offers health tips for summer season
3. Botox Offers Little Relief for Migraine, Study Finds
4. Prosthetic retina offers simple solution to restoring sight
5. Study Offers Ways to Decrease Use of Restraints at Nursing Homes
6. Skin transplant offers new hope for vitiligo patients
7. New molecular structure offers first picture of a protein family vital to human health
8. US Drug Watchdog Launches Now Calls Transvaginal Mesh A Disaster For 100,000's of US Women Recipients And Offers The Names and Contacts Of The Best Women Attorneys
9. SYNERGY HomeCare Offers Free Home Safety Assessments
10. US Drug Watchdog Now Offers To Get A Free Legal Review For All DePuy ASR Recipients Who Received A Letter From Broadspire About Their Recalled DePuy Hip Implant
11. Webvet.com Offers Free Promotional Pages for Veterinary Professionals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Dr. Sandy T. Feldman Offers Tips for 4th July Fireworks Safety
(Date:10/25/2014)... safe and sound is one of the best Halloween treats ... and goody bags have reflective strips that improve visibility to ... Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center in Secaucus, N.J. Trick-or-treaters ... Davis said. He offers these others tips: ... small area of skin first to ensure it doesn,t cause ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... October 25, 2014 Market ... Diagnostics Industry, 2009-2019 is a professional and ... Molecular Diagnostics industry. The report firstly reviews ... its classification, application and manufacturing technology. The ... manufacturers of Molecular Diagnostics listing their product ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... October 25, 2014 Limbkeepers® announced today ... of Innovations with Ed Begley Jr, airing 1st QTR ... , In this episode, Innovations will focus on Limbkeepers® ... protect fragile, thinning skin on arms, hands, and legs ... about these versatile products, which help reduce injuries, allow ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... A large influx of international aid is needed, and ... thousands of deaths from the widening Ebola crisis, a ... a specially designed mathematical model, the researchers looked at ... densely populated county of hard-hit Liberia -- Montserrado County, ... researchers said that if international aid isn,t delivered to ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 22, 2014 On Saturday, October 25, 2014, ... annual family health and fitness fair ¡Vive tu vida! Get ... and good nutrition for better health and wellness for people ... free and open to the public, will be held at ... 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. , “¡Vive tu Vida! ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating 2Health News:Global and China Molecular Diagnostics Industry Analysis to 2019 is Now Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 2Health News:Global and China Molecular Diagnostics Industry Analysis to 2019 is Now Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 3Health News:Global and China Molecular Diagnostics Industry Analysis to 2019 is Now Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 4Health News:Upcoming Episode of Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr. to Feature Limbkeepers® 2Health News:Experts Predict 'Catastrophic' Ebola Epidemic in West Africa if Aid Delayed 2Health News:Brownsville Community Health Center Presents Fourth Annual ¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Event 2Health News:Brownsville Community Health Center Presents Fourth Annual ¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Event 3Health News:Brownsville Community Health Center Presents Fourth Annual ¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Event 4
... - Scientists from the Hebrew University have identified the molecular ... findings of this research have just been published in the ... the entire genetic information required for building the proteins of ... to changes in the cell function. These changes can lead ...
... of the brain,s master circadian clock known as the ... of rhythmic neural activity begins to decline by middle age. ... may have implications for the large number of older people ... "Aging has a profound effect on circadian timing," ...
... , TUESDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- Following up ... for a long time have more gray matter in their ... shrink less as they age and they have stronger connections ... may better relay electrical signals, researchers said. "Our results ...
... triggering another, but explanations for that phenomenon have proved ... first neurobiological evidence that memories formed in the same ... episodic memory. The research was conducted by professor ... School of Arts and Sciences and graduate student Jeremy ...
... By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, July 18 ... ride in a car driven by grandparents because they believe the ... But, new research suggests that children are actually safer in auto ... parent. As a matter of fact, the odds of ...
... , MONDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- Melanoma, the ... by patients themselves, but new research reveals that self-detection ... In the study, conducted by researchers at Memorial ... found that in addition to higher rates of physician-detected ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Hebrew U. scientists identify molecular basis for DNA breakage 2Health News:Study shows new evidence of age-related decline in the brain's master circadian clock 2Health News:Study shows new evidence of age-related decline in the brain's master circadian clock 3Health News:Study shows new evidence of age-related decline in the brain's master circadian clock 4Health News:Study shows new evidence of age-related decline in the brain's master circadian clock 5Health News:Does Meditation Boost Brain Health? 2Health News:Penn researchers find neural signature of 'mental time travel' 2Health News:Kids Fare Better in Crashes When Grandparents Driving: Study 2Health News:Kids Fare Better in Crashes When Grandparents Driving: Study 3Health News:Specialists More Likely to Spot Deadly Skin Cancer 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... , Oct. 22, 2014  Paper Pak ... has developed APLS ® Body Guard Bio, ... the spread of bacteria and virus while protecting ... Body Guard Bio features a rugged, external nylon ... that create a leak-proof inner chamber that contains ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Oct. 22, 2014  CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: ... company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today ... Chief Executive Officer, has been elected to the Company,s ... Steven G. Anderson , Executive Chairman of CryoLife, stated, ... to be an excellent leader who is well positioned ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 21, 2014   BioNano Genomics , the ... research centers to purchase an Irys™ System . ... Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH Intramural Sequencing Center (NISC) and ... obtaining a comprehensive view of a genome was ... does not deliver the scalability or reliability to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New, State-Of-The-Art Body Bag Minimizes The Spread Of Bacteria And Virus 2Pat Mackin Joins CryoLife Board of Directors 2Pat Mackin Joins CryoLife Board of Directors 3BioNano's Irys System Adopted by Leading Genomics Centers for Comprehensive Detection of Human Genome Structural Variation 2BioNano's Irys System Adopted by Leading Genomics Centers for Comprehensive Detection of Human Genome Structural Variation 3
... Cancer treatment experts today reported their experiences with early ... Systems (NYSE: VAR ), aimed at increasing ... Clinicians from the first two European hospitals to start ... University Hospital in Switzerland and VU University Medical Center ...
... Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT ) today introduced ... approach for the removal of phospholipids from biological samples. ... liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) methods, Ostro removes up to 30 ... as a major cause of matrix effects in the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Clinical Experts Detail How They Use Varian's TrueBeam™ Technology to Improve the Precision and Speed of Cancer Treatments 2Clinical Experts Detail How They Use Varian's TrueBeam™ Technology to Improve the Precision and Speed of Cancer Treatments 3Waters Introduces Ostro Sample Preparation Products 2
... Viewmax® allows visualization of the vocal cords in ... Anesthesiologist to function like a standard laryngoscope, Viewmax® ... advantage lies in its ability to allow intubation ... I or IV airway. It has a patented ...
... Snap-Light™ laryngoscope blades are designed with the ... optic bundle can be removed to simplify ... reach areas. Our unique snap-on mechanism eliminates ... focused blades are interchangeable with other green ...
... laryngoscope blades are designed with the clinician ... bundle can be removed to simplify cleaning ... areas. Our unique snap-on mechanism eliminates screws ... blades are interchangeable with other green coded ...
... a high quality fiberoptic system designed to ... to fiberoptic laryngoscopes. The green color coding ... ability to interconnect with other green coded ... cool, bright and focused light. The Greenspec ...
Medicine Products: