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Smoking while on Oxygen is Dangerous

Today we have a story from Augusta, Maine that shows the dangers that people who are on oxygen can face. All burning outside of a star requires oxygen to take place. In fact, the term used in chemistry for the process of burning is oxidation. Here’s what happened. WGME reported that a woman on oxygen [...]

By |March 14th, 2017|Burn Injury, News|Comments Off on Smoking while on Oxygen is Dangerous

Miracle in Laundromat Explosion

Laundromats often run their banks of dryers on gas lines. It’s more efficient to do it this way. But that gas line can be the source of a potential explosion if it isn’t maintained right. Just one spark is all it takes. ABC 15 in Phoenix reports that two people are extremely lucky after an [...]

By |March 7th, 2017|Burn Treatment, News|Comments Off on Miracle in Laundromat Explosion

$5 Million Awarded in Food Truck Explosion Case

Imagine flicking a lighter to check something out and having the whole room explode. This nightmare scenario happened at a food and wine festival in 2013. It’s taken four years, but the Detroit Free Press has reported that a jury award has been reached in the case. The injured man was awarded $5 million dollars [...]

By |February 24th, 2017|Burn Injury, Financial Assistance, News, Psychological Care|Comments Off on $5 Million Awarded in Food Truck Explosion Case

63 Gas Leaks Found in Apartment Complex after Explosion

Inspectors looking for gas leaks in an apartment complex following an explosion on February 9 have found 63 of them in units throughout the property. The representatives from the gas company have been going through the apartments to identify leaks, and over 20 contractors are performing repairs and replacing natural gas lines. Crews were seen [...]

By |February 21st, 2017|News|Comments Off on 63 Gas Leaks Found in Apartment Complex after Explosion

Settlement Reached in 2014 East Harlem Gas Explosion

You may remember the huge explosion that happened in East Harlem back in 2014. A gas explosion leveled two buildings killing eight and injuring over 50 people. The cause of the explosion was a faulty weld between two ancient gas lines and loose soil. Gas permeated through the soil and caused a buildup sufficient enough [...]

By |February 17th, 2017|Burn Injury, Financial Assistance, Legal Assistance, News|Comments Off on Settlement Reached in 2014 East Harlem Gas Explosion

Two Chemical Plant Explosions Reveal Dangers

We rely on chemical plants to create the compounds we need. But while the final products they create are relatively safe for consumers, many of the intermediate steps in their creation involve dangerous chemicals. And when an explosion happens at these chemical plants, the results can be deadly for workers and for the general public. [...]

By |February 9th, 2017|Burn Injury, Chemical Burns, News|Comments Off on Two Chemical Plant Explosions Reveal Dangers

Laparoscopic Devices May Cause Internal Burns

How much do you know about the dangers of laparoscopic surgery? This is often described as “minimally invasive” surgery, and it is that. Laparoscopic surgery uses small slits and cameras to let surgeons enter the body with a minimum of cutting. However, there is an increasing awareness of some hidden dangers of laparoscopic surgery that [...]

By |February 7th, 2017|Burn Injury, News|Comments Off on Laparoscopic Devices May Cause Internal Burns

Study: 26% of Chemical Burns to Eyes Related to Laundry Detergent Pods

A new study reveals a 32-fold increase in ocular chemical burns (chemical burns to the eyes) related to laundry detergent pods since 2012. Laundry detergent pods are small, single-use packets of laundry detergent. They often appear brightly colored, and many children confuse them with candy or toys. When children play with the pods, they may [...]

By |February 6th, 2017|Chemical Burns, News|Comments Off on Study: 26% of Chemical Burns to Eyes Related to Laundry Detergent Pods

National Burn Awareness Week 2017 is February 5-11

Burn Victims Resource is observing National Burn Awareness Week by sharing our message of burn prevention and care. What is National Burn Awareness Week? The American Burn Association (ABA) describes Burn Awareness Week as providing “an opportunity for burn, fire and life safety educators to unite in sharing a common burn awareness and prevention message [...]

By |February 6th, 2017|Burn Injury|Comments Off on National Burn Awareness Week 2017 is February 5-11

Audi Issues Two Recalls, One Can Cause Fire

Two separate recalls have been announced for Audi vehicles. One is a problem with the coolant pump and could cause a fire. The other is an airbag problem similar to, but not the same, as the one that is affecting Takata airbags. Fire at the coolant pump In some 2.0L models of Audi vehicles, debris [...]

By |February 2nd, 2017|News, Prevention|Comments Off on Audi Issues Two Recalls, One Can Cause Fire