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New campaign to prevent burn injuries to children

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A group of burn prevention organizations has launched a campaign to prevent scalding injuries in children.

The National Scald Prevention Campaign will provide San Diegans with tips and educational materials on how to prevent injuries.

New data shows 75 percent of all burn injuries in children are scalding, and 40 percent of those happen to kids under the age of four.

"Scalds are usually happen in the kitchen, so from a burn standpoint, the kitchen is the most dangerous place in your house," Bruce Potenza of the UCSD Regional Burn Center said.

Experts urge parents to cook on the back burners of the stove and allow food to cool off before serving.

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