Keeping Your Children Safe from Scald Injuries
Most people, when they think about severe burns, automatically imagine fire as the main cause of these devastating, life-changing and sometimes fatal injuries.
Fire is more dangerous that hot water in many ways – hot water doesn’t stay hot, it doesn’t spread to clothes and other fabrics and materials in the same way as fire does. Once hot water has made contact with skin, it starts to cool almost immediately. However, hot water and liquid vapours can still be very dangerous indeed and they present a particular danger to babies and young children in and around the home.