Did You Know?

250,000 CHILDREN ARE BURNED EVERY YEAR IN THE U.S.
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

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 THE MOST FREQUENT SOURCES OF THESE INJURIES?

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:

Burn Prevention Foundation

National Health Interview Survey 

National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey

National Electronic Injury Surveillance System

(Stats above are from 2004)

WHAT ARE THE MOST FREQUENT SOURCES OF THESE INJURIES?

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