Prevent Burns

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Most people don't want to go through the trauma of a burn, nor would they want the scarring that could result. Here are some ways to prevent burns of all kinds.

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    To prevent burns, you must first know the causes, and how or where can you get burns.
    Burns can be scalds, flame burns, sunburn contact burns, electrical burns, or chemical burns.
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    Scalds are wounds to the skin that are caused by hot liquids, like a hot drink, hot bath, hot food and more.
    To prevent scalds you should;
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    1. Put your kettles in a safe place where no one can bump it or that it won't fall on somebody.
    2. Use mugs that are spill proof.
    3. Fix kettle cords properly so children won't play with it and that the hot water in it won't be spilled.
    4. When drinking hot drinks or eating hot food, make sure to blow on them first for them to cool down a little bit.
    5. if you have to get something hot from the microwave, to avoid scalds, always use thick cotton kitchen gloves in handling the hot item.
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    Sunburns are caused by ultraviolet rays that is emitted by the sun.
    To prevent sunburn, you should;  
    1. Use sunblock all the time.
    2. Avoid staying in the sun for a long time.
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    Flame burns are caused by caused by fire.
    Having direct contact with the fire can cause severe damage to the skin and tissues. To prevent flame burns, you should;  
    1. Avoid playing with fire.
    2. Know fire precautions.
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    Electrical burns are caused by electricity.
    Having direct contact with electricity will cause burns to your skin. To avoid an electrical burn, you should;
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    When hands are wet with water, avoid touching electrical appliances.
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    Electricity outlets must always have safety plugs.
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    Keep electric cords away from children.
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    Contact burns are caused by touching hot objects.
    Touching any object that is really hot can cause damage to your skin. One way to avoid this burn is not to touch any hot objects like cigarettes, hot pots, and more.
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    Chemical burns are caused by flammable gas or liquids.
    When you inhale any chemical it can cause damage to your upper airways that will make you hard to breathe. To avoid this, always cover your nose when you know you are about to inhale any chemical gas or liquid.
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    During hot weather, check the metal parts of seat belts on infant car seats in the car.
    If it is a bit hot, the pain threshold of the infant might not be able to take it.
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    It is best and the safest to use charcoal lighter fluid to start a barbecue and do not add other flammable materials to the charcoal to avoid an explosion.
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    In a camp site, remember that tents are flammable.
    So, inside a tent, only use battery operated lights, never candles.
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    Keep children at a safe distance when cooking on campfires or grills.
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    Fire extinguishers should be in the vicinity at all times.
    Make sure they have not reached their expiration dates.
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    Store gasoline outside of the home in approved safety cans.
    The same is true with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tanks which should also be stored outside the house in a cool, shaded, dry place.
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    The lawnmower engine's temperature should be made to subside and be put off before refueling.
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    If you have to remove the radiator cap of your car, it should be made to cool down first, then protect your face, eyes, and skin before opening.
    This is to avoid scalding.
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Questions and Answers

What can we do to prevent a drop of a candle?

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To prevent burns from a candle, make sure that you use candles that are encased in a glass jar. This will prevent the wax from melting onto your fingers when you move the candle. Make sure to keep the candle out of reach of children so they can't burn themselves or someone else. Finally, do not leave the candle unattended; this could cause excess melted wax to spill from the sides and burn someone.

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