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As July 4 nears, remember: Fireworks are explosives

UW Medicine | The Huddle | June 28, 2019

Dr. Kari Keys

While it may be tempting to play with fireworks on the Fourth of July, researchers and doctors say the injuries can be life-altering. Dr. Kari Keys, a plastic surgeon at Harborview Medical Center, found through a study that injuries from mortars and shells are more severe than other types, and at times that would result in amputations and permanent blindness in those patients.