Sparklers. Those dazzling hand-held fireworks that children love to hold during the Fourth of July. Yes, they’re fun, but they can be extremely dangerous. In fact, according to the American Burn Association, sparklers can reach 2,000° F, which is hotter than a blow torch. Even in the hands of a responsible person, it doesn’t take long for things to go horribly wrong with a sparkler.
Many of us love fireworks. We love the bright colors and impressive booms as they explode in the sky. Professional shows are a great way to watch, but for some, the excitement of setting off fireworks at home is too much to pass up. If that sounds like you, this infographic has tips to guide you to a safe fireworks display at home.