Tips to Avoid Knife Injuries When Carving Pumpkins

It's that time of year! Halloween is just around the corner, and everyone is getting in the spooky spirit. And who doesn't love a good old fashioned Jack-O-Lantern lighting up your porch? But one slip of the hand can turn into bloody horror, with long term consequences!

There are many dangers that come with handling sharp tools, especially with kids around. So Dr. Duretti Fufa, a hand surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, has some tips for staying safe. She said to stabilize your pumpkin before you start and always keep your work space dry so you can keep a firm grip on your tools. She also recommends using tools specifically for carving pumpkins. Those little knife kits are available all over for less than $10. If you're looking for a real bargain, I recently spotted a ton at Goodwill for just a couple bucks! It's definitely worth the cost to stay safe and out of the ER!

 

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