Scald injuries affect all ages. Young children and the elderly are most vulnerable. This is why the American Burn Association and the Wilton Fire Department, in conjunction with Burn Awareness Week (Feb. 1-7) want to provide you with information on scald injury prevention.
Annually in the United States and Canada, more than 500,000 people receive medical treatment for burn injuries. Roughly half of these injuries are scalds. Locally, the Connecticut Burn Center treats more than 1,000 burn and scald injuries each year.