Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, July 3rd, 1995
Bottle rockets, illegal in more than a dozen states, are the type of fireworks most likely to cause eye injuries or blindness, CDC reported on June 22, 1995.
CDC said 80 percent of eye injuries caused by fireworks occur during the July 4 holiday.
Using data from the United States Eye Injury Registry, the CDC said 58 percent of 274 fireworks-related eye injuries reported between 1990 and 1994 were caused by bottle rockets, which accounted for two-thirds of injuries to bystanders.
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