Please think before you "just fool around" with fireworks.
- One of every three fireworks injuries is to the eyes.
- One of every four fireworks eye injuries means some kind of permanent blindness.
- Fireworks not only damage eyes but hands, fingers, faces, ears and bodies. They burn, cut and puncture. They can maim and kill.
- No one is safe. Every year in Illinois, babies, boys and girls, teens, and men and women in their 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's are burned or hurt by fireworks.
DON'T CELEBRATE WITH FIREWORKS: FIREWORKS HURT
Fireworks are gunpowder explosives and are just plain dangerous. Even sparklers bum at high temperatures and the thin hot wires can cause serious harm-especially in the hands of children.