Summer lawn mowing is such a routine activity that many people tend to view it as being less dangerous than it actually is. Each summer, tens of thousands of Americans are injured by lawn mowers. This summer, four national medical societies have teamed up to encourage homeowners to be especially careful around lawn mowers. The American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) all offer the following safety tips to help protect people from lawn mower injuries this season:
The groups also remind parents that children’s hands, feet and faces can easily be injured by lawn mowers, and that although those injuries can be devastating, they can also be prevented.
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