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Thermal (Heat or Fire) Burns (cont.)

Thermal Burns Causes

You may get burned from any hot or heated source or from chemical reactions that release heat.

  • Thermal burns

    • Flame

    • Scald (from steam, hot or molten liquid)

    • Contact (from a hot object, such as a hot cooking pan)

  • Electrical burns

  • Radiation burns (sunburn, medical radiation treatment for cancers, welding exposures)

  • Chemical burns

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