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June 29, 2017

Mayo Clinic Minute: Keep your eyes on fireworks safety

Every Fourth of July, emergency departments see an influx of injuries caused by fireworks. Dr. Jose Pulido, a Mayo Clinic ophthalmologist, says the hands, face and eyes are particularly vulnerable. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:59) is in the downloads. Read the script. Light, and get away. That warning is on firework labels for a reason. “Fireworks are extremely dangerous, and I’ve seen extensive damage to hands, face and eyes.” Dr. Jose Pulido says summertime, especially…

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