How to stay safe during summer fireworks season


Illinois is one of a handful of states in the country banning the sale and use of consumer fireworks (e.g., firecrackers, Roman candles and bottle rockets). But every summer, University of Chicago Medicine's Burn Center treats adults and children with injuries related to illegal fireworks and legal novelty fireworks such as sparklers, smoke bombs and noisemakers. 

A primary care physician or an emergency room if the injury is severe.