Prevent Scald Burn Injuries

Remember, those most at risk are children, elderly and physically and mentally disabled. Nationally, more than 5,000 children are scalded by hot tap water each year and more than 17 percent required hospital admission. Exposure to hot water for a brief time results in second and third degree burns, sometimes resulting in disfigurement and even death. Below are examples of how fast you can be scalded or burned by hot water!!

  • 120°- Greater than 5 minutes 140°-less than 5 seconds

  • 125°- 1.5-2 minutes 145°-less than 3 seconds

  • 130°- 30 seconds 150°-1.5 seconds

  • 135°- 10 seconds 155°-1 second