SUMMARY OF THE SHOW

OFF AIR June 28th, 2017
On todays show, our guests include Carol Horvitz, Chief Executive Officer of  Children's Burn Foundation in Los Angeles and actor Robbie Daymond.

From kids washing up under a too-hot faucet to an accidental tipping of a coffee cup, burns are a potential hazard in every home. In fact, burns, especially scalds from hot water and liquids, are some of the most common childhood accidents.

Babies and young children are especially at risk — they're curious, small, and have sensitive skin that needs extra protection.

Although some minor burns aren't cause for concern and can be safely treated at home, other more serious burns require medical care. But taking some simple precautions to make your home safer can prevent many burns.

Fewer children die in fires today compared to 10 years ago thanks, in part, to an increase in public fire education and prevention efforts. Fire service professionals can continue to make an impact on children and families through outreach to their local communities with this message of prevention and preparedness.

According to the latest data available from the National SAFE KIDS Campaign, consider the following statistics:

  • About 1,100 children per year die from fires and burn injuries.
  • Nearly 75 percent of all scalding burns in children are preventable.
  • The majority of children ages 4 and under, who are hospitalized for burn-related injuries, suffer from scalds burns (65 percent) or contact burns (20 percent).
  • Hot tap water burns cause more deaths and hospitalizations than burns from any other hot liquids.
  • Hot tap water burns cause more deaths and hospitalizations than burns from any other hot liquids.

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