Children's Injuries from Hair Straighteners.

Hair straighteners can get as hot as an iron.

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Hair straighteners and curling irons can reach temperatures of 235°C., nearly three times as hot as a freshly-made cup of tea. They can remain scalding hot for up to eight minutes after they have been switched off and remain hot enough to burn up to 40 minutes. As children have much thinner skin than adults, these burns can cause permanent scarring. The number of children hospitalised for burns has risen by more than 50% in the past decade, though the total number of accidents for this age group has decreased.

You may have heard of some of the more obvious dangers of hair straighteners – the possibility of fire is real and dangerous.

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