As summer gets closer in Pennsylvania, you may start day-dreaming about going over to your neighbors' for a staple of the American summer: the backyard barbecue. While it can be a lot of fun and a great way to share a meal, it can also be more dangerous than you may think.
Electrical fires are a big issue in the United States, as estimates indicate that there are about 28,600 of these fires every year. The U.S. Fire Administration, which came up with this stat, also estimates that these fires lead to about $1.1 billion in costs, and that's just when looking at property damage. They also take 310 lives every year, and they cause 1,100 injuries. Below are a few of the main reasons that they start.
When an individual suffers a serious burn, he or she will need immediate medical treatment. The depth of burn is important, as this will determine what medical care is needed. Young children and older adults have thinner skin and can be affected more seriously from minor burns.