Fireworks are a July 4th favorite, but it’s very important to leave fireworks to the professionals.
Each July 4th, thousands of people, are injured while using consumer fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the risks including devastating burns, other injuries, fires and death. As a pediatrician, at a major medical center, I have seen horrible burns and injuries, often in children and teens from fireworks.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) urges families NOT to buy fireworks for their own or their children's use. Please continue to enjoy public firework displays conducted by trained professionals.
Have a Happy 4th of July!