By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– July 4 is a time for celebration, whether it’s a family get together in the backyard or a trip out of town for some R and R. With all the fun going on, we sometimes forget about the dangers July 4th merrymaking can bring.
Fireworks, swimming pools and hot temperatures can all put a damper on your good times if you’re not careful. Doctors at local AFC/Doctors Express Urgent Cares and American Family Care facilities often see a surge in patients seeking treatment for injuries and illnesses over the July 4th holiday.
• In the month around the July 4th holiday, 65 percent of people on average seek medical treatment every day with fireworks-related injuries
• Most fireworks injuries are caused by banned, illegal or homemade devices
• Drowning is the No. 1 cause of death among children