An explosion caused by the illegal manufacture of butane hash oil destroyed a Walnut Creek apartment building in October 2014. At UC Davis Medical Center and Shriners Hospitals for Children, Northern California, injuries from butane hash-oil explosions account for 8 to 10 percent of severe burn cases, a larger percentage than from car wrecks and house fires combined, said Dr. David Greenhalgh, chief burn surgeon at both hospitals. “It’s kind of an epidemic for us,” Greenhalgh said.
An explosion caused by the illegal manufacture of butane hash oil destroyed a Walnut Creek apartment building in October 2014. At UC Davis Medical Center and Shriners Hospitals for Children, Northern California, injuries from butane hash-oil explosions account for 8 to 10 percent of severe burn cases, a larger percentage than from car wrecks and house fires combined, said Dr. David Greenhalgh, chief burn surgeon at both hospitals. “It’s kind of an epidemic for us,” Greenhalgh said. Vic Massenkoff Contra Costa County Fire Protection District
An explosion caused by the illegal manufacture of butane hash oil destroyed a Walnut Creek apartment building in October 2014. At UC Davis Medical Center and Shriners Hospitals for Children, Northern California, injuries from butane hash-oil explosions account for 8 to 10 percent of severe burn cases, a larger percentage than from car wrecks and house fires combined, said Dr. David Greenhalgh, chief burn surgeon at both hospitals. “It’s kind of an epidemic for us,” Greenhalgh said. Vic Massenkoff Contra Costa County Fire Protection District

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