Sunday, February 28, 2010

Jackie on Fireworks

Following Jackie on Twitter today he made the observation that fireworks pollute the sky/air. While I am aware of the noise pollution associated with fireworks (any one who has had pets around fireworks will be aware of the trauma the noise causes) which is more than enough reason for me to want to ban them, however I was entirely unaware of the other forms of pollution associated with them.

This article (one of the more accurate ones I found) is too long to reproduce here but it goes into (without too much detail) all the sources of pollution from fireworks:

TOXIC FIREWORKS

Despite these - my strongest objection to fireworks is the other damage/risks associated with them when they are let off in an irresponsible manner. These examples in the linked articles are a very very small illustration of the problem:

ROUND UP OF ARTICLES CONCERNING FIREWORK RELATED DEATHS AND INJURIES IN CHINA

Every single year all around the world countless people, children and animals are either traumatised, killed, injured, or disabled because of fireworks. Those pretty displays come with a high price tag.

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