Health Minister , Juan Manzur , made a strong appeal to avoid the use of fireworks during the holidays. ” Genera lights that last seconds and causes injury to life ,” he said. The portfolio seeks to charge as much as possible to minimize the consequences of this dangerous practice.
” The fireworks not fun : hurts , maims and generates disabilities,” said Minister of Health of the Nation , Juan Manzur , who again requested this holiday season ” the Argentina family refrain from using pyrotechnics lights that generate lasting seconds and can cause lifelong injuries . “
“Those who have done duty at the hospital over the holidays have seen a moment of happiness and harmony expected throughout the year is ruined when a child is injured ,” the official , who postulated ” say no to the use of rockets and fireworks said fireworks and pyrotechnics that safe does not exist and the only way to prevent accidents is not light . “
Manzur explained that , as in the past , this year his portfolio keeps suggesting “zero pyrotechnics ” in Christmas and New Year , as estimated by national public effectors , a large percentage of serious injuries from handling fireworks are children between 5 and 14 years .
Manzur explicó que, como en ocasiones anteriores, este año la cartera a su cargo mantiene la sugerencia de “pirotecnia cero” en las fiestas de Navidad y Año Nuevo, ya que según estimaciones de los efectores públicos nacionales, un gran porcentaje de los heridos graves por la manipulación de pirotecnia son niños de entre 5 y 14 años.
” I ask people to reflect calmly to make profitable decision not to fire pyrotechnics this 2013 ” , said the head of the health portfolio , and stressed the need to avoid falling into concessions as’ throw in a little but carefully ‘,’ see if it is good quality “or ” do not put the straw in the bottle of cider . ” Our recommendation is nothing but no fireworks ,” said the minister.
Although in recent years has recorded a decline in the number of consultations and hospitalizations as a result of accidents caused by fireworks , the goal of the Ministry of Health is to discourage their use as much as possible to minimize the occurrence of such events .
The use of rockets and fireworks, even those that seem harmless , can cause serious damage , such as burns, eye injuries and hearing problems , which in many cases may be irreversible. The areas of the body most affected by fireworks accidents are the hands (40 percent ), eyes (20 percent ) and head / face (20 percent) , according to data collected by the Eye Health Program Prevention of Blindness and the health portfolio .
Help Centers burned and injured by fireworks
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