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It’s hard (and would be a little depressing) to have summer without fireworks.
Everyone fixes their eyes on the sky at dusk July 4, slushie or ice cream cone in hand, to watch the explosions of color lighting up the night.
But fireworks are just that – explosions – and should be handled with care.
Even seemingly harmless drug store fireworks, such as poppers, sparklers and the like, can cause serious injuries if they’re not used safely.
There are a lot of websites that list safety precautions for fireworks. My advice? Leave the big explosives to the professionals and be cautious with the small stuff.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission offers these valuable tips to avoid injury from fireworks:
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