Physicians warn about Independence Day after fireworks injuries soared by 5,000 last year

Posted on AllSides July 3rd, 2021
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Doctors are calling on parents to keep their children away from fireworks this holiday weekend, citing the thousands of injuries reported last year.

“We know that sales of fireworks increased in 2020, as did injuries, so parents and caregivers need to be vigilant this Fourth of July and leave any fireworks to the professionals,” said Dr. James Dodington, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention.

Emergency room visits due to fireworks-related injuries increased across all age groups by more than 5,000 from 2019 to...

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