National Burn Awareness Week promotes electrical safety

SAN DIEGO – Burns from electrical accidents are one of the primary causes of burn related injury along with fire-flame, scalds, contact with hot objects and chemicals. More than 73% of these burn injuries occur at home. As the pandemic continues to alter the way people live, many people in the communities are spending more time at home which can increase the risk of these electrical burns. Vulnerable populations such as children under five are two times as likely to be seen at a hospital emergency department for burn injuries. In conjunction with Burn Awareness Week, Feb. 7-13, the American Burn Association and the Burn Institute provided information relating to electrical safety for the community. Burn injuries may result in lifelong scarring and in some extreme cases, even dea
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