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Blog Posts in February, 2015

  • How to Treat Minor Burn Injuries

    Any burn is damaging to the skin. Severe burn injuries need immediate professional medical attention, but minor burns can be treated at home with first aid. Run cool water over the burn. Soak the burned area in cool water for at least five minutes. Do not use ice water, which can further damage the skin. If you cannot soak the burn, cover it with a clean, cool, wet cloth for at least five minutes. ...
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  • Gasoline Safety to Prevent Burn Injuries

    Each year in the United States, firefighters are called to almost 2,400 structural fires that were caused by gasoline. More than 100 people die and 313 people are injured from these gasoline related fires. To protect your family from serious burn injury, remember these gasoline safety tips: Keep gasoline away from the reach of children. Do not allow children to handle gasoline or play around or ...
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  • Fire Safety to Protect Your Children from Burn Injuries

    Each year over 400 children below the age of 10 die from burn injuries and other severe injuries caused by fires in the home. Overall, almost 85 percent of fire-related deaths happen in the home. Taking small steps to prevent home fires and being prepared for a fire when it happens can keep your family safer from these tragedies. Remember these tips: Never leave cooking unattended and always ...
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  • Electrical Burn Prevention

    Each year electrical burns cause nearly 1,000 deaths in the United States, and electrical fires affect over 25,000 homes around the country. Knowing the potential dangers in your home can save you and your children from being a victim of an electrical burn injury. Follow these safety tips to prevent electrical burns to your family: Use covers on all electrical outlets. Do not leave electrical ...
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  • Preventing Scalding Burn Injuries

    The most common burn injury among young children is scalding. Many of the hundreds of scalding injuries each year are preventable. Scald burns occur during ordinary activities like bathing and cooking. Young children often don’t understand the danger of liquids that are too hot. They are also more susceptible to burns. It takes only 5 seconds for a young child’s skin to be burned by 140 degree ...
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  • The Importance of Burn Safety Awareness

    This month on our blog at The Gilbert Law Group® we are featuring tips and stories about burn awareness in recognition of burn awareness month. Being more aware of potential burn hazards and knowing what to do when you or your family member suffers a burn injury can help you minimize the risk of burns and react immediately when they happen. The importance of burn safety awareness in your home is ...
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