Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Physicians Against Fireworks

The Dutch Association of Ophthalmologists (NOG) says that last New Year’s Eve about 1,100 people needed emergency treatment after being hurt by fireworks. A third of them suffered damages to their eyes. NOG chairman Tjeerd de Faber said that, at his hospital in Rotterdam, out of 40 victims, 11 lost their vision and one had to have an eye removed. The organization opposes all personal use of fireworks.

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