Burn Injury

Fire Hazard from Insect Repellant and Sunscreen Sprays

Okay, this makes sense, but I never thought of it before, and now my obsessive/compulsive mind won’t be able to let it go. The FDA has just released a warning about using certain sprays near an open flame, such as a burning grill, campfire, bonfire, candle, lighter, or even a cigarette. Many sprays contain flammable …

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Burn Risk from Common Topical Muscle and Joint Pain Relievers

If you can purchase a medication or cream in a supermarket without a prescription, it has to be safe…right?  Not necessarily. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released an advisory for common over-the-counter (OTC) topical muscle and joint pain relievers, including Bengay, Capzasin, Flexall, Icy Hot, and Mentholatum. The various formulations–which include creams, lotions, …

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HensonFuerst Independence Day Safety Tips

Holiday Safety Tip #1: Beware of Sparklers The countdown to the Fourth of July holiday weekend has begun! To ensure that everyone has stays safe and healthy, HensonFuerst Attorneys is offering a few suggestions. Do you know that one-third of fireworks-related injuries to children under age 5 are caused by SPARKLERS?!?  It’s true.  Those seemingly …

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Seven students die of North Carolina fire and burn injuries

October 30, 2007 MSNBC.com reported that seven students died of North Carolina fire and burn injuries Monday after a blaze erupted in the beach house where they were staying for the weekend. Six of the seven fire and burn victims who passed away were University of South Carolina students; the other attended Clemson University. The …

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