Stay safe during firework displays

Echoing booms and bright colors that illuminate the sky every Fourth of July may draw oohs and aahs from spectators, but they can also bring shrieks and sirens.

Summer safety is a key concern for The Ohio Chapter of the American Association of Pediatrics. Each year, the warm months tally almost three million emergency room visits for kids ages 14 and younger, according to the AAP.

Fireworks, the AAP warns, can cause burns, scars and lifelong disfigurement-even those seemingly benign sparklers can burn at 1000 degrees Fahrenheit and injure kids. The easiest way to avoid the dangers of fireworks is to only attend displays put on by professionals.

For more summer safety tips, visit the AAP website here.

-Evan Matsumoto