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(STLMoms) – The Fourth of July is Thursday and the sound of fireworks are already being heard in neighborhoods across the area.
But even fireworks that look safe could cause big issues to the person handling them or spectators. Dr. Gil Grand from Barnes Jewish Hospital and the Retina Institute talks about the dangers of fireworks.
Fireworks Safety Tips from the National Safety Council
•Never allow young children to handle fireworks.
•Older children should use fireworks only under close adult supervision.
•Light fireworks outdoors in a clear area away from onlookers, houses and
•Light one device at a time; maintain a safe distance after lighting.
•Do not allow any running or horseplay while fireworks are being used.
•Never ignite devices in a container.
•Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks; douse and soak them
with water and discard them safely.
•Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don’t go off or in
case of fire.