Hanukka poses burn accident risk

19.12.2011                      23.Kislev. 5772

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Hanukka poses burn accident risk

Beterem, the Israel National Center for Child Safety and Health says 55% of fires in West caused by candles left burning.

As families celebrate the joyous festival of lights, Hanukka, starting Tuesday night, take care not to be hurt: The number of burns injuries triple during the eight-day holiday compared to ordinary days.
Beterem, the Israel National Center for Child Safety and Health, said Sunday that 55 percent of fires in Western countries are caused by candles left burning without supervision and near flammable materials.
Beterem director Orly Silbinger said that boiling- hot cooking oil, used to fry traditional Hanukka foods, means that burns are even riskier….