Smoke Inhalation – Smoke inhalation occurs from breathing in the hot air caused by flames. The inhaled air contains carbon monoxide which is toxic to the body. The heat from the flames also causes internal damage.
Chemical Burns – Chemical burns occur as a result of exposure to extremely abrasive chemicals. Chemical burns are usually a result of exposure to industrial strength chemicals; however, some household cleaning products may also result in chemical burns.
Electrical Burns – Electrical burns are caused by exposure to high volts of electricity through electrical lines, outlets, or batteries. Electrical burns may be minor, or be so severe they cause death.
Thermal Burns – Thermal burns are caused by exposure to extremely high temperatures. Thermal burns may occur after exposure to scalding liquids, hot metals, and flames.
Radiation Burns – Radiation burns occur as a result of exposure to UV rays. This includes severe sunburns, as well as other rays such as those in medical x-rays.