Firework burns are not the only heath concern over the Fourth of July.
According to recent statistics, food poisoning happens at a higher rate during the Fourth that any other Holiday.
Each year, 1 in 6 Americans are food poisoned. Roughly 3,000 of them are fatal.
Brandon Harpster, a Chef Instructor with Southeast Community College in Lincoln, tells us the thing he sees most is time and temperature abuse.
Harpster says people will make food during the holidays, let it sit out for hours and come back to eat is later. He says if you let it sit there between the 40 to 140 degree range, the food is growing bacteria.
Harpster says the best rule of thumb is to keep hot foods HOT, and cold foods COLD.