Independence Day is upon us and lots of us will celebrate by watching fireworks – or shooting off our own.
All that firepower results in thousands of injuries and a handful of fatalities each year, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
“On average, 250 people go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4 holiday,” the agency notes. “Remember, fireworks can be dangerous, causing serious burn and eye injuries.”
Here are some of their findings:
And here’s everything you need to know for fun 4th!