Navigation Links
Treat Gasoline With Respect

SUNDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Be careful around gasoline.

That's the message from the University of Michigan Health System's Trauma Burn Center, which has treated 14 gasoline-related burns in just the past month.

"These kinds of injuries are avoidable and the painful consequences often last a lifetime," Karla Klas, injury prevention education specialist, said in a news release from the trauma center.

Most of the burns occurred when people used gasoline or other accelerants to boost bonfires and brush fires, Klas said. In some cases, children were burned when they played around gasoline and lighters.

Gasoline fires are responsible for 500 deaths and more than 10,000 visits to emergency rooms each year, says the American Burn Association.

"Because we safely use gasoline every day in our cars and lawn mowers, people don't always realize how dangerous it can be when it's improperly used," Klas said. "People underestimate how flammable and explosive it can be."

Here are some tips from the trauma center on how to use gasoline safely:

  • Don't start any type of fire -- including grill fires, bonfires and campfires -- with gasoline. And don't use it to make those fires burn hotter and brighter.
  • Don't use gasoline around open flames, including cigarettes.
  • Fill tanks in yard equipment, like lawn mowers, only when the engine is off and it's cold.

More information

For more on gasoline safety, visit the University of Michigan Health System's Trauma Burn Center.

-- Randy Dotinga

SOURCE: University of Michigan Health System, news release, July 2011

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. A patients own skin cells may one day treat multiple diseases
2. Experimental Drug Promising Against Tough-to-Treat Asthma
3. Harnessing the power of positive thoughts and emotions to treat depression
4. Traumatic brain injury: NIH-funded researchers will assess biomarkers for diagnosis and treatment
5. Research explores how breast cancer spreads and new ways to treat it
6. Pilot study suggests new approach to treat preeclampsia
7. New Guidelines for Spotting, Treating COPD Released
8. Barrier to effective treatment for seniors -- the cost of medicine
9. Spiritual retreat can lower depression, raise hope in heart patients
10. Caution Urged in Intensive Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes
11. Implantable Device May Ease Tough-to-Treat Hypertension
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Jobs in hospital medical ... professionals and offered by healthcare staffing agency Aureus Medical Group . ... of October 2015 among those searching for healthcare jobs through the company’s website, ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... WorldCare International, Inc., the first ... annual Employee Benefits Conference. The Employee Benefits Conference was hosted by the International ... November 11th, 2015. The conference was held at the Hawaii Convention Center in ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... and wellness consultation, has collaborated with Women’s Web – an online resource ... on topics on mental and emotional well-being relationship, life balance, stress, professional ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Additional breast cancers found with ... according to a study published online in the journal Radiology. Researchers said that ... necessitate a change in treatment. , Breast MRI is the most sensitive technique ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... The holiday ... dish and pleasing the palates of attendees is of the utmost importance. Whether ... a seasonal get-together, give these recipes a try this holiday season. , Turkey ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/25/2015)... Calif. , Nov. 25, 2015  Amgen (NASDAQ: ... Biologics License Application (BLA) with the United ... for ABP 501, a biosimilar candidate to Humira ® ... adalimumab biosimilar application submitted to the FDA and represents ... Sean E. Harper , M.D., executive vice ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , Nov. 25, 2015 AAIPharma ... planned investment of at least $15.8  Million to ... Wilmington, NC . The expansion will ... to meet the growing demands of the pharmaceutical ... site expansion will provide up to 40,000 ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Nov. 25, 2015  Henry Schein, Inc., the world,s ... office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners, will unveil ... Henry Schein ConnectDental® Pavilion , which brings together ... open solutions designed to help any practice or laboratory ... for a schedule of experts appearing at the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: