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Fourth Of July Safety Tips

July 4th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

The Fourth of July is upon us and preparations for a good time are underway. Fireworks are a traditional part of Independence Day celebrations, but they can also be dangerous. Sadly, children and teens are too often hurt by fireworks. So, before the celebration begins, Carey Moffatt with the Western Maryland Health System is offering some safety tips.  Of the 9,000 fireworks-related injuries each year, 21 percent are eye injuries and more than half of the victims are young children or teenagers.  Moffatt says there are a few simple rules to follow that can make for a safe holiday, while avoiding tragedy…

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