This is the time of year when more kids suffer accidental injuries, especially those related to outdoor play. According to Dr. Laura Pollauf, director of emergency services at Akron Children’s, this trend continues throughout the summer and then peaks with September being the busiest month for trips to the ER. To keep your kids safe […]
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For the curious child, a hot bowl of soup and a few seconds alone could mean a frantic trip to the ER. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 300 children show up at the hospital each day with scald injuries. At 140 degrees, soup, water and other hot liquids can cause a third-degree burn in just five seconds.