This Fourth of July holiday, the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is urging caution and asking you to leave the lighting of the fireworks to the professionals…

“Physicians across the state see every year, especially the two weeks leading up to the 4th of July, and the two weeks after the 4th of July, a lot of people coming into the emergency department with various injuries they sustained lighting off fireworks.”

Spokesman Dan Hauser says the MMA has called for a prohibition of public sales of fireworks for more than 20 years–and continues to do so.