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Burn awareness

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Across the country, almost 130,000 kids under the age of 19 were injured by getting burned in 2010. One of the most common burns is getting scalded by hot foods and liquids spilled in the kitchen. It's not only painful, but expensive and it can leave lasting marks.  

Ac coding to the CDC:
• Children under 5 years of age account for almost 20 percent of all burn cases in the U.S.
• Among kids under 5, scalds or contact burns are responsible for 90 percent of burn injuries.
• Each year, the total cost of scald burn-related injuries and deaths among kids under 14 is $44 million.  

Dr. Margaret Tandoh tells us more about burns and prevention. She is the director of the Burn Center at Fletcher Allen health Care. Watch the video for more.

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