Adapting adult scald safety standards to children.

  title={Adapting adult scald safety standards to children.},
  author={Kenneth R. Diller},
  journal={Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={314-22; discussion 323-4}
Scald burns by domestic tap water constitute a painful, potentially debilitating, and sometimes-fatal form of thermal injury. In this setting, the very young and older members of the population are particularly susceptible, owing in part to having thinner skin, which renders them more susceptible to thermal insult. Various codes have set forth a safety standard for maximum delivery temperature of domestic tap water at 120 degrees F (48.9 degrees C), based on adult susceptibility to burns. This… CONTINUE READING
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