Health Tip: Preventing Child Burns
-- Every day, more than 300 children are treated in emergency rooms for burn-related injuries, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
To help prevent your child from being burned, the CDC suggests:
- Install and maintain smoke alarms at home.
- Supervise children's use of stoves, ovens and microwaves.
- Set your water heater's thermostat to under 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Never leave food unattended on the stove.
- Have a fire escape plan.
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Posted: July 2019