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In 2010, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 8,600 people for fireworks-related injuries. Children under 15 years old accounted for 40 percent of the estimated injuries.
Leigh Vinocur, MD, Emergency Medicine, answeredIt's important to be vigilant when it comes to fireworks displays. According to the American College of Emergency Physicians, each year, about 10,000 firework-related injuries are seen in emergency rooms (ERs) across the country, with half of those being kids.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.