Happy Fourth of July! – Dr Diana Metropulos

Happy 4th of July!! Hope you are all excited for the long weekend and fun activities with your family this weekend!

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Here are some safety tips to remember for this 4th of July;

  • Although fireworks are illegal in Illinois many people will cross into other states to buy fireworks. It is very dangerous for children to handle any fireworks. Find a local public fireworks display to enjoy instead!
  • Fireworks can get loud, you can buy ear plugs for the little ones to protect their ears at any drug store.
  • Never pick up a used firework as this may set off and cause very severe burns, hand injuries, amputations (!) etc.
  • Sparklers are OK for older children as long as they hold them at arms length away from themselves and 6 feet away from other people. We do NOT recommend them for younger children as they can cause burns!

Have Fun! Dr. Diana

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