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What are scalds?

A scald is a burn caused by hot liquid, food or steam. Over 60% of all burns to young children are scalds. The main causes are:

  • Hot beverages or food
  • Hot bath water
  • Cooking accident

 

 

 

 

How can you prevent a scald injury?

Follow these simple household modifications to prevent an injury:

  • Use back burners when cooking and turn pot handles toward the back
  • Always use a travel coffee mug with a lid when a child is present
  • Create a 3 ft. kids free zone around the stove
  • Know your child’s reach capability. Keep all food and beverages at the center of the table
  • Set your water heater to 120 degrees or lower
  • Always test bath water temperature before bathing your child

For more safety tips, visit: www.burninstitute.org

What are scalds?

A scald is a burn caused by hot liquid, food or steam. Over 60% of all burns to young children are scalds. The main causes are:

  • Hot beverages or food
  • Hot bath water
  • Cooking accident

How can you prevent a scald injury?

Follow these simple household modifications to prevent an injury:

  • Use back burners when cooking and turn pot handles toward the back
  • Always use a travel coffee mug with a lid when a child is present
  • Create a 3 ft. kids free zone around the stove
  • Know your child’s reach capability. Keep all food and beverages at the center of the table
  • Set your water heater to 120 degrees or lower
  • Always test bath water temperature before bathing your child

For more safety tips, visit: www.burninstitute.org

 

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