Holidays like the Fourth of July and other celebrations can be fun times with great memories. But make sure everyone knows about fireworks safety.
What Are the Dangers of Fireworks?If not handled properly, fireworks can cause burns and eye injuries in kids and adults. The best way to protect your family is not to use any fireworks at home — period. Attend public fireworks displays, and leave the lighting to the professionals.
Lighting fireworks at home isn't even legal in many areas, so if you still want to use them, be sure to check with your local police department first
Fireworks Safety Tips
If fireworks are legal where you live, keep these safety tips in mind:
If an eye injury happens:
Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD
Date reviewed: May 2018