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Health Tip: Don't Get Burned by Kitchen Accidents

(HealthDay News) -- More than 450,000 burn injuries occur each year in the United States, the American Burn Association says.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency suggests how to help prevent burns and scalds in the kitchen:

  • Place objects on the stove so they cannot be pulled down or knocked over.
  • Turn pot handles away from the stove's edge.
  • Use a dry oven mitt or potholder. Hot cookware can heat moisture in a potholder or hot pad, causing a scald burn.
  • Wear short, close-fitted rolled sleeves while cooking.
  • Maintain a "kid-free zone" of at least three feet around the stove.

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