Did You Know????


250,000 CHILDREN ARE BURNED EVERY YEAR IN THE U.S.
(AGES 0-17 seriously enough to require medical attention)

15.000 CHILDREN ARE HOSPITALIZED WITH BURN INJURIES

1,100 CHILDREN DIE FROM FIRE AND BURN INJURIES

200,00 CHILDREN ARE BURNED BY CONTACT
WITH HOT SUBSTANCES AND OBJECTS

WHAT ARE THE MOST FREQUENT SOURCES OF THESE INJURIES?
Scalds from spilled food and beverages: 100,000
(Child pulls pot off of stove)
(Toddler bumps into adult carrying or holding hot food or beverage)
(Toddler pulls tablecloth, spilling hot food or beverage off of table)
Scalds from tap water: 5,000
(Child unattended in bath turns hot water faucet)
(Inexperienced caretaker fails to test hot water temperature)
Contact with hot objects: 60,000 including
Clothing irons (toddler touches or falls against iron): 10,000
Hair curlers (toddler grasps hot hair curler): 8,700
Ranges (toddler touches heating element): 5,800

WHAT ARE OTHER FREQUENT SOURCES OF BURNS TO CHILDREN?
Fireworks: 3,200
Gasoline (child playing with matches and gasoline): 1,500
Cigarettes and other tobacco products (often child abuse): 1,500

SOURCES OF REFERENCES DO NOT ENDORSE COMMERICIAL PRODUCTS:
National Health Interview Survey
National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
National Electronic Injury Surveillance System

 


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