WHERE IT OCCURRED 18% HOT SOUP Causes of burns Soup Boiling water Appliances House/Open flames Fireworks Hot drinks Hot coals Explosive materials Chemicals Hot oil BBQ grills Other food items Electricity Other causes More than two-thirds of the 224 children brought to University Hospital’s pediatric burn program with serious injuries in 2014 were pre-schoolers, younger than 4 years of age. Almost two-thirds were boys. Hot soup was the No. 1 cause, and hot foods, drinks and boiling water combined caused 41 percent of all burns.
2014 Community Trauma Report
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