Each year, over 450,000 individuals are seen in emergency departments, clinics, or physician’s offices for the treatment of a burn injury in the United States and Canada. In 2014 alone, there were 3,275 recorded deaths from fire and smoke inhalation injuries. The majority of these injuries are preventable. The American Burn Association strives to bring awareness to the causes of such devastating and costly injuries and encourages everyone to make simple environmental and behavioral changes that can save lives.
Below are some great resources from the American Burn Association created to help spread the word on the dangers that exist and what can be done to decrease the risk.
Cooking Safety for All
Cooking Safety for Older Adults
Dry Ice Burns
Fireworks – Leave the Show to the Pros
Gasoline – Don’t Fuel the Fire
Home Oxygen Safety
Non-Fire Cooking Burns
Pediatric Scalds – A Burning Issue
Youth Firesetting Prevention
Sources for Obtaining Burn Data