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Preventing Burns: Winter safetyPPreventing Burns: Winter safetyPreventing Burns: Winter safetyEnglishPreventionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyNAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2018-11-12T05:00:00ZCharis Kelly, RN(EC), MN5.0000000000000074.0000000000000365.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>This page gives advice on how to prevent your child from getting a burn during the winter.<br></p><h2>How to keep children safe from burn injuries during the holiday season</h2><p>Most <a href="/Article?contentid=1045&language=English">burn</a> injuries are preventable.</p><p>Most burns occur during winter. Here are tips on how to prevent burns around the home.</p><h2>Key points </h2> <ul> <li>Keep your child away from any source of heat, especially fireplaces and open flames.<br></li> <li>Eliminate any fire hazard by protecting extension cords and disposing of a dried-out Christmas tree.</li> <li>Protect your whole family from carbon monoxide poisoning by installing a carbon monoxide detector.</li> </ul>
Prévenir les brûlures : sécurité pendant l'hiverPPrévenir les brûlures : sécurité pendant l'hiverPreventing Burns: Winter safetyFrenchPreventionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyNAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2018-11-12T05:00:00ZCharis Kelly, RN(EC), MN5.0000000000000074.0000000000000365.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Cette page donne de conseils sur la façon d’empêcher votre enfant de se brûler pendant l’hiver.<br></p><h2>Comment empêcher les enfa​nts de se brûler pendant la période des Fêtes</h2><p>On peut prévenir la majorité des brûlures.</p><p>La plupart d’entre elles surviennent pendant l’hiver. Voici des conseils sur la façon de prévenir les brûlures à la maison.<br></p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Tenez les enfants éloignés des sources de chaleur, en particulier les cheminées et les flammes nues.</li> <li>Éliminez les risques d'incendies en protégeant les rallonges électriques et en jettant votre sapin lorsqu'il est tout sec.</li> <li>Protégez toute votre famille contre un empoisonnement au monoxyde de carbone en installant un déctecteur.</li> </ul>

 

 

Preventing Burns: Winter safety1939.00000000000Preventing Burns: Winter safetyPreventing Burns: Winter safetyPEnglishPreventionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyNAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2018-11-12T05:00:00ZCharis Kelly, RN(EC), MN5.0000000000000074.0000000000000365.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>This page gives advice on how to prevent your child from getting a burn during the winter.<br></p><h2>How to keep children safe from burn injuries during the holiday season</h2><p>Most <a href="/Article?contentid=1045&language=English">burn</a> injuries are preventable.</p><p>Most burns occur during winter. Here are tips on how to prevent burns around the home.</p><h2>Key points </h2> <ul> <li>Keep your child away from any source of heat, especially fireplaces and open flames.<br></li> <li>Eliminate any fire hazard by protecting extension cords and disposing of a dried-out Christmas tree.</li> <li>Protect your whole family from carbon monoxide poisoning by installing a carbon monoxide detector.</li> </ul><h3>Fireplaces </h3><p>Fireplaces can get very hot. Gas fireplaces get hot quickly. Keep your child away from fireplaces, and always use a fire screen. Never leave your child alone near a fireplace. </p><h3>Carbon monoxide </h3><p>Carbon monoxide is a colourless and odourless gas that can cause poisoning and even death. Install a <a href="/Article?contentid=1117&language=English">carbon monoxide detector</a> to protect your family. Natural gas appliances such as furnaces, water heaters, dryers and fireplaces need ventilation to avoid carbon monoxide buildup. Do not place objects that might restrict airflow on or near these appliances. If you have concerns, call your gas company.</p><h3>Extension cords </h3><p>Extension cords can get hot. Keep items that can catch fire away from them or a fire could start. Keep your child away from extension cords. Never run these cords inside walls or under rugs or furniture.<br></p><h3>Christmas trees </h3><p>Real Christmas trees can catch fire when they are dried out. Keep your tree watered, and throw it out when it starts turning brown or dries out. Keep real and artificial trees away from candles, fireplaces, heating vents, TVs and other sources of heat. Use decorations that will not burn and are flame resistant.</p><h3>Open flame</h3><p>Open flames can be as hot as 1400°C and cause major burns in seconds. Keep candles away from your child and any items that could catch fire. Place candles in stable candle holders that are large enough to collect dripping wax.</p><h3>Decorative lighting</h3><p>Lighting can cause fire and burns. Always check light strings for wear or damage before using them. Replace worn sets. Look for the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) or equivalent label from your country. This label means the lights were tested for fire hazards. Make sure that you are using the right lights in the right place, as indoor lights are not weatherproofed for the outdoors, and outdoor lights may burn too hot for the indoors. If you can, use LED lights that create much less heat. </p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/burns_winter_safety.jpgPreventing Burns: Winter safetyFalse

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