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Burns and scalds are a significant problem in Western Australia. Almost 500 children a year are treated for a burn or scald at the Perth Children’s Hospital Emergency Department. More than half of the children admitted to hospital for a burn or scald are under the age of five. Young children are particularly at risk as they are becoming increasingly mobile but do not have the skills to assess dangers.

 

Did you know at 50* hot water takes 5 minutes to cause a full-thickness burn, but at 60* it takes less than a second!

Kidsafe WA CEO, Scott Phillips dropped into the Mornings Show to chat with Bec about how to best keep our children safe from burns and scalds as we head into the cold season. Have a listen to Scott’s segment below or download the Kidsafe WA Burns and Scalds Safety Fact Sheet here.

 

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