Thursday, December 30, 2010

Paper Horns not also advisable for the New Year

First, when it comes to New Year, it is usually firecrackers that are of great concern for health officials. With good reason because from December 21-28, 173 firecracker-related injuries were already recorded which is an increase from the 5-year average.

In fact, the Department of Health has an extensive campaign against firecrackers. However, recently it was found out that the seemingly harmless paper horns or "torotot" are potentially dangerous.

As of the latest reports, 2 children were rushed to the hospital after swallowing "torotot" whistles.Thus, it was suggested to use pots and pans to make noise instead of horns and firecrackers.

Have a safe New Year celebration!