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Fast Facts from the WHA Information Center: Play it Safe with Fireworks

June 30, 2017

With the July 4 weekend coming up, a lot of people are getting ready to celebrate with fireworks. Fireworks are fun to watch, but they can also be dangerous. 

Last July, there were 95 emergency room visits and five inpatient admissions to Wisconsin hospitals due to fireworks, according to the WHA Information Center. Enjoy the holiday, but be safe if you are using fireworks. 

For more safety tips, visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

Data provided by the WHA Information Center (WHAIC). WHAIC is dedicated to collecting, analyzing and disseminating complete, accurate and timely data and reports about charges, utilization, quality and efficiency provided by Wisconsin hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and other health care providers.
 

This story originally appeared in the June 30, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter