It’s Burn Awareness Week. Burns continue to be one of the leading causes of accidental death in the U.S. and can cause lasting pain and disabilities in survivors.
Avoid burns and scalds while cooking with these tips.
Use the back burners while you cook, and turn pot handles away from the stove’s edge.
Use oven mitts and pot holders, and make sure you replace old and worn mitts.
Children, elderly people, and the disabled are at the highest risk for burns, and almost 1/3 of all burns happen to kids under 15.
Children under 5 are 2.4 times more likely than the general population to suffer burn injuries that need emergency treatment.
Never carry children while preparing or drinking hot liquids (or foods) and teach them burn safety.