Researchers caution parents to prevent electrical cord burns to the mouth

With millions of Americans decorating their homes for the holidays, tangles of extension cords and electrical wires are a common sight. Researchers have estimated more than 1,000 injuries in children caused by oral electrical burns were reported in emergency rooms from 1997 to 2012. The researchers caution parents and caregivers of young children to be mindful of the dangers of electrical burns to the mouth….

With millions of Americans decorating their homes for the holidays, tangles of extension cords and electrical wires are a common sight. Researchers have estimated more than 1,000 injuries in children caused by oral electrical burns were reported in emergency rooms from 1997 to 2012. The researchers caution parents and caregivers of young children to be mindful of the dangers of electrical burns to the mouth….