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Today begins the fyrværkerisalget: So wrong it can go

this Year the sale of nytårskrudt has just started, and unfortunately, this means also, that the season for injuries from fireworks, thus, is initiated.

Leaning the we us up the statistics, approximately 220 danes come to celebrate new year's eve at the emergency room, where they are treated for various more or less serious injuries from fireworks.

the Development in the number of injuries from fireworks over the last ten years. Source: Accident Analysis Group at Odense university Hospital for Business affairs

Eye - and fingerskader is among the most widely used, but many of them can actually be avoided if you show a bit of caution.

The obvious advice is, of course, to wear safety goggles and avoid to keep the fireworks in the hand, but there are also a few practical tips, which can prevent the fireworks from exploding in your head.

It is, among other things, to position the rockets and bomberør correctly before they are fired, so as to avoid the rocket stuck, or to bomberøret from tipping over in the middle of it all.

See how wrong it can go if something happens in the news over the article.

Facts about the fireworks

There shall be purchased fireworks from 15. december 31. december.

the Fireworks must be used only between 27. december and 1. January.

the Number of spectators for the legal fireworks has tripled in the last five years.

As we walked into 2018, it was the first time ever that the number of injuries from fireworks among the spectators exceeded the damages among them, who lights the fireworks.

There was 220 damage total in 2017/2018.

the Danish safety technology authority five advice for dealing with fireworks:

always Use goggles.
Use only approved and never homemade or illegal fireworks.
never Hold lit fireworks in your hand.
Keep the safety distance and do not lean over the fireworks.
never Go back to a dud.

Source: the ministry of industry

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