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Doctors say it takes at least 30 seconds for it to evaporate, but the alcohol remains on hands.
"It can be a third degree burn because alcohol is potent and flammable," Dr. Dhaval Bhavsar, medical director of the University of Kansas Medical System's Burnett Burn Center, told news outlet KSHB.
Vogel and Bhavsar recommend washing your hands with soap and water before lighting fireworks.
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Another option is to use a punk stick to light your explosives.
Punk sticks — made of bamboo and coated with compressed sawdust — resemble sticks of incense. They are long and burn slowly, with no open flame, making them safer around children. Because of their length, the user can maintain a safer distance from the explosive they’re trying to ignite.
Punk sticks can be used to light sparklers for the children, or to light any fireworks that have a fuse.