Burns treatment: Every year, an estimated 180,000 people die from burns.
According to the American Burn Association, approximately 8% of burn cases involved contact with heat and hot objects. About 4% of all severe burns were caused by electrical contact. About 3% of all burns are caused by chemical contact.
Toxic gases result in about 70% of all fire-related deaths in the home.
What is a burn?
A burn occurs when heat, chemicals, sun exposure, electricity, or radiation damages skin tissue. Burns can be minor or severe and can be painful and life-threatening. This can leave psychological and physical scars and memory that can last a lifetime.