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Thermal Burns

Thermal burns are generally the most common type of burn. They result from exposure to or contact with steam, flames, flash, and hot surfaces or hot liquids with a temperature above 115º F. (e.g., boiling water at 212º F. (100º C.).

The extent of damage depends on the temperature of the surface and how long the skin is exposed to it. The extent of damage depends on the temperature of the surface and how long the skin is exposed to it.This type of burn commonly occurs in the home while doing ironing, cooking, or touching hot water and can result in first-degree, second-degree, and third-degree burns.

While many thermal burns occur in the home they are also common in the workplace within certain industries. Asphalt and tar burns, for example, are serious injuries and often sustained by roofers, persons repairing roads and construction workers. In many instances, burns sustained in these situations occur to the hands, but can also affect other extremities that come in contact with the hot liquid. Adherence to workplace safety procedures is essential to preventing these serious burn injuries.

 

 

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