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Locals Advised to Be Careful During Winter for Burn Risks

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As we head into winter, parents and carers on the Eyre Peninsula are being given a timely warning about the risk of children suffering burns and scalds around the home. 

It comes as figures reveal the kitchen is the most dangerous room in the house, accounting for half of all childhood burns.

Melanie Courtney from Kidsafe is urging parents to scratch-up on their first aid but says prevention is always the best cure.

“As we do look for ways to keep warm during the cold wet weather, winter is a time for increased risk for scalds and burns and as we know they can have a life impact on children can their family both physically and mentally” said Melanie