Increase in accidental burns seen for kids at home during pandemic

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Most burn injuries were caused by a lack of home supervision.

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A new study shows that accidental burn injuries among children have increased during the coronavirus pandemic compared to 2019.

According to Dr. Christina Georges, a pediatric surgery research fellow at Children’s Wisconsin, the stay-at-home orders “created a new dynamic between their social environments.”

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“Understanding the specific factors that contributed to this will be critical in reducing the risk of future burn injuries as we continue to navigate the pandemic environment,” Georges said in a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). “

american news Most of the burns occurred with unprotected children, the report said. Studies show that fireworks share some flaws as well.

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Researchers attribute the increase in burn injuries to fireworks because the biggest spikes in both 2019 and 2020 occurred around Independence Day in July.

In addition, professional fireworks shows were canceled nationwide in 2020, leaving amateurs buying fireworks.

Dr. Georges will present the study on Sunday, October 10.


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