There is no doubt that fireworks are beautiful and provide great pleasure to many people. However, they can also contain toxic chemicals that can adversely affect health. Inadvertently, fireworks can be deadly when used as weapons. Having had his house attacked with rockets in the UK, the writer set out to explore the real safety of fireworks.
Even after leaving out all the cases of blinding, burning, and finger loss caused by smaller fireworks abuse, the facts are alarming. In the event of a large rocket explosion near a window, the glass of the window can be driven straight into a house, causing damage to eyes and ears. Pets can suffer permanent trauma and develop agoraphobia after the sound of such a rocket explosion close-by bursts their eardrums and causes permanent damage.
Asthma, ME, MS, and other auto-immune diseases can be exacerbated by so-called pretty fireworks that contain a cocktail of chemicals that can cause devastating illnesses. Inhaling arsenic, mercury, lead, dioxins, and radioactive barium from a firework display could cause damage to your health. As you can see from the analysis of some of the big fireworks displays in London, tons of fireworks were used, which produce a significant amount of pollutants.
The Government has been warned about the dangers above in the past, without effect. Pets and residents can receive large doses of these heavy metal contaminants. With a little forethought, the Government could set up special fireworks displays at sites that give people pleasure, help firework companies maintain their image, and protect people’s health above all. In hopes that we will forget about the problem, the Government has turned a blind eye to it. Finding solutions to community and personal problems can be a challenge. You can ask a solicitor to write and warn the perpetrators if you know who is shooting fireworks at your house. If fireworks stress you, the solicitor should point out. Any further offenses can then be labelled as aggravated assault.
In addition to warning offenders about anti-social behaviour and the possibility of issuing an ASBO, the police will also visit them. Consult your local council and the environmental agency if you suspect that large displays may harm your health. Elect an MP who supports proper safety and vote for them. Recent celebrations may have released heavy metal pollution. Here is an extract that should raise awareness.
On New Year’s Eve, tonnes of lead, 60 tonnes of chrome, and several kilograms of cadmium will be sprinkled over Sweden, according to the Swedish technical magazine New Teknik (October 1999). Elizabeth O’Brien from the LEAD Group asks, “How many points will Australia get?”
The odour of black gunpowder from fireworks can be carcinogenic, and it contains sulphur-coal compounds that are carcinogenic. In addition to the green sparkling colour, fireworks also spread strontium, according to New Scientist (3 July, 1999). According to New Scientist, fireworks also produce dioxin pollution, particularly blue fireworks. According to Chemosphere (volume 39, p 925), when chlorinated chemicals in fireworks burn, copper responsible for their colour catalyzes the development of poisons.
In 1996, an environmental agency measured the levels of pollutants in the air before and after the Stockholm Water Festival fireworks, according to Monica Kauppi of Heavy Metal Bulletin. In addition to the doubled arsenic levels, mercury levels, cadmium levels, lead levels, copper levels, zinc levels, and chromium levels were four to five times higher.
By participating actively in this debate, you can help guarantee the health of our children in the future. Jamie Oliver’s amazing work shows us that we need to do a lot to get the government to do anything for our children’s health and consider spending even a few pennies per child. He is recovering from mercury poisoning caused by amalgam dental fillings. He specialized in Clinical Analysis for major corporations.
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