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Burn Prevention

Scald burns are the most common types of burns among young children, while older children tend to sustain flame burns. However, children can also get burned by electricity, chemicals and hot liquids and foods spilled in the kitchen.

Burns are among the most painful and devastating injuries to children. The skin of young children is thinner than adults’ is, which means it burns deeper and at a lower temperature. In fact, it takes three seconds of exposure to hot tap water at 140 degrees Fahrenheit to sustain a third-degree burn in a young child, according to data from Safe Kids Worldwide. Third-degree burns require hospitalization and skin grafts.

Burn prevention tips

The following are some burn prevention tips you can take to help protect your children from burns:

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